Wendell & Wild

The Gotham Group

Animation Comedy Fantasy
106 min     6.73     2022     USA


Two demon brothers enlist the aid of Kat Elliot — a tough teen with a load of guilt — to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other.


FinixFighter wrote:
I'm a huge fan of stop-motion animation and of Henry Selick, but this film has been quite disappointing. It is nothing compared to 'Nightmare bedore Christmas' and 'Coraline'. Animation is great, even though I would have preferred some more "old style" techniques, such as less green screens and computer effects, but it was very good overall. The big problem is the plot, there's too much in it. And you can't get what this film is for, children or adults? About the characters, they're not enough developed. You can't sympathize with anyone. You should watch it if you like stop-motion, but don't expect anything exceptional.
Manuel São Bento wrote:
MORE SPOILER-FREE MINI-REVIEWS @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/mini-reviews-2022-edition/ "Wendell & Wild tells a simple yet beautiful story about the grieving process and how people who have gone through it have as much or more potential to change the future. It doesn't reinvent the narrative wheel, being a screenplay close to the usual formulas, but as a stop-motion animation fanatic, the impressive visual quality is more than enough to grab this viewer. Despite the central theme and the characters needing to be more detailed, it's still a viewing that I consider mandatory, especially for families." Rating: B-