Variety released an early review of the upcoming CGI animated film IGOR, which opens wide this Friday, and it's not so kind.
Reviewer Justin Chang describes the film has having "belabored gags, misfired pop-culture references and garish visuals" all "crammed together like so many disjointed body parts."
Chang goes on to say IGOR is "deflated by hyperactive bits of business and strenuously unfunny banter -- the cumulative effect of which approximates that of a power drill to the noggin. Characters' obnoxious patter seems unlikely to engage viewers, young or old, at any meaningful level."
He felt "most of the performances fall in the same overbearing register" though "Steve Buscemi puts his cynical, shysterish tones to good use as a rabbit with a demented death wish" and "Jennifer Coolidge supplies welcome comic distraction with an unplaceable accent that should stir affectionate memories of A Mighty Wind" while Molly Shannon conveyed "flickers of feeling as the big, and big-hearted, Eva."
Overall, Chang felt IGOR looked "underimagined and over-stylized, with inconsistent character designs and an excess of glaring red in the pic's color palette" and inclosing he noted, "Igor has the ability to create life; too bad he can't reanimate his movie."
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So what do you Maniacs think? Will the film be a hit or a flop?