Should you take your young children to the film? I was about to say that I no idea, but that's not quite right. Before going to see the movie I Googled for reviews. Parents had taken children to see the movie and posted, not about their own reactions, but about their child's reactions. I hadn't noticed this happening before. Now I do have an idea: google for other parents' accounts of taking children.
Treating it as "art", not "fairy tale", it is an extremely dark film, in which "goodness" is merely a manufacturing defect. Igor's awakening conscience is a burden to him. We expect it to be the trigger for his eventual redemption at the end of the movie, but we are disappointed. The triggers are his curiosity, suspicion and dumb luck.
Igor's two companions embark on a suicidal mission to rescue Igor from mortal peril. In the standard Hollywood movie the companions provide an example of heroism. In this movie their actions flow naturally from their previously established characters, one too stupid to appreciate the danger, the other with a history of suicide.
The jokes are funny and the plot twists and turns leaving the inevitable happy ending right until the end.
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