OF: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, James Russell, David
Dundas, Matt Irving
1986, 84 Minutes, Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami
Well-animated film version of the Raymond Briggs graphic novel
dealing with nuclear war falls flat on its face because of its
two dim-witted protagonists. The old geezer voiced by John Mills
actually recall the Blitz with nostalgic fondness in one scene! Jolly fun, hey? Getting the crap bombed out of you by the Krauts!
difficult to emphasize with two such moronic characters and they
grow more annoying as the film progresses to the extent that you
wish that they'd die of nuclear fall-out and get it over with.
Instead the process seems to drag on forever as one writhes in
one's seat hoping for a good pair of erasers to wipe those two
gets two stars: one for the animation (which is okay) and the excellent music (by Roger Waters, ex-lead singer of Pink
Floyd as if you didn't know that). Would have gotten a third
one for illustrating the inherent stupidity behind civil defense
if the main characters weren't so bloody stupid!