Don Bluth's Best work!
Anybody who doesn't like this movie just doesn't love animation. How can a
proclaimed fan of feature animation not be dazzled by the extravagance of
Don Bluth's work seen in NIMH? Here is a perfect example of what happens when
artists are given free reign to just create whatever their vivid
imaginations may produce. To me, the greatest triumph of this movie is the
art itself. Its greatest flaw is that it was cheapened by a sequel! Why in
the name of HUMANITY was a sequel made? A masterpiece of this magnitude
should not be so insulted as to be milked for every dollar that the bean
counters say it can!
But I digress...
Bluth's use of highly stylized art to influence your emotions is rarely seen
in others' work. The whole point of animation is that you are not limited by
the bounds of reality, so thorns and cobwebs can be just that much more
twisty and foreboding. Owls' eyes can glow- not because they do, but because
it just plain looks cooler. The bright and sunny entrance to the rats' lair
can suddenly fade to a background of blood red as Mrs. Brisby runs in terror
from Brutus' electrified blade. What plot holes does using a lit electric
lamp as a diving bell produce? Who cares? The concept just looks awesome on
screen! The effects animation is spectacular in this movie as well. The glow
of Nicodemus' eyes, the sparkling of the fairy dust ink and the flaming
letters of the movie title screen are great, and the radiance emitting from
Mrs. Brisby as the sheer strength of her character lifts her home from the
mud is fantastic.
If the story were no more than a shabby framework to lace all of this cool
art together, it would be good enough, but there's a lot going for it as
well. It's not a complicated story, but its message of love, devotion, and
courage shown in the meekest of people (mice?) is enough to inspire anyone!
Mrs. Brisby's simple wish for the safety of her family drives her to the
greatest of courage, despite her apparant simplicity and weakness. She
stands as a model for all of us to aspire to.
Animation should never be considered something just for kids. It should not
require the characters to burst into song at regular intervals, or the story
to be sappy and condescending. NIMH does none of this. It is truly a movie
for movie-lovers of all ages. Disney, take a hint!!! Don Bluth, keep making
movies like this, and your field will reach an entirely new level of
acceptance among older viewers in America..
FemaleAlpha watch The Bank Job movie
I love this movie, it is really great. I have loved it ever since I was a little kid..
liljr1993 watch Abbott And Costello Go To Mars movie
this is a good movie for the kids .
yvonnelundin56 watch Swimfan movie
a very funnie movie.
Strong legs, and Awesome effort!
2D animation is the best thing in the whole world. they were
everywhere. Disney, Dreamworks Animation, Universal Pictures, you name
it. that's why I like this movie. with a lot of talented effort,
magical craft to the book, lots of memorable characters, a grand moral
lesson to teach your kids, and a scary villain who is sure to give you
the animation was beautiful, the music score was awesome, the heart and
humor were magically crafted, and the characters were amazing. lots of
kids from all over the world will always love this movie with all their
hearts along with their families..