“Lava”

Deborah, a lonely tattoo artist, endeavors to save herself and her town from an alien invasion. The aliens come in the form of large cats, cackling witches, and never-ending snakes; what’s more, these dangerous invaders have harnessed the media as a means to hypnotize humanity into submission. Deborah must learn to resist their control and convince others to do the same.

Runtime: 1hr 14min

Well, that little synopsis will give you a small idea of what is happening in this film. But I have to tell you there is a lot more.

I was given a chance to see a screener of this film. I have to be honest, I have no idea what to make of this film. If you looking for a movie that takes you on a ride with all kinds of directions. Well, this is one over-the-top, sci-fi, horror, comedy thriller that has it all.

The animation reminds me a combination of South Park and ane old single panel comic called “Love Is”.

Débora, voiced by Janeane Garofalo is a lonely, ineffectual tattoo artist. One evening with her friends at home watching a pirated copy of “Gain of Clones” the end of the world comes. A power loss leaves everyone with two minutes of lost time and some are brainwashed by a subliminal message that is broadcast on their screens.

From there you a lead on a mission to find the mystery of what the message means. Large cats, witches, questioning one’s sexuality, and a snake slithering around town eating people. Also, why are tattoo artists are saviors of the world, the chosen ones.

Now I am not a critic or do I review films for a living. So my thoughts of just a regular guy. So saying that my review is simple. Did I enjoy this film or not?

I did. Okay so it is not a big in depth review. But what else do you need. I am not going to go into tell you anything to spoil your own experience.

But as I wrote, earlier at times I was saying to myself “what the hell is going on” and other times just having a giggle. There a couple of times where the characters break the 4th wall and talk to you that made me laugh.

So was I entertained. Yes. I think you will be to if you like the strange and different.

“Lave” is from Argentine actor-director Ayar Blasco. This is Ayar’s second animated feature and is based on Salvador Sanz’s original screenplay and written with Blasco and Nicolás Britos. The film was produced by Argentine genre cinema Crudo Films.

The English and Spanish-language versions of the film will be made available for purchase on March 15 on Amazon, InDemand, iTunes, Google Play, DirecTV, AT&T, Vimeo on Demand and Fandango. The Spanish-speaking viewers will recognize a similarly high level of voice acting talent for the film’s original version, including the likes of Sofía Gala Castiglione (“Alanis”), Martín Piroyansky (“April in New York”) and Justina Bustos (“Colonia”).

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