Jonkajtys is so bloody talented!
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 8 years ago
Legacy is set in the year 2030, when alien patrollers discover that humanity has been wiped out by a nuclear holocaust. Their spaceship picks up a radio wave from “the blue planet.” Also known as Earth.
All animated movies – traditional animated movies likes Ponyo, stop-motion movies like Coraline, and computer-generated movies like Up – involve an ungodly amount of time, effort and patience. At their best, the effort is worth it and shows in the finished product. The films of Grzegorz Jonkajts are like that. Legacy commences with a jaw-dropping shot of the alien ship approaching Earth. A searchlight illuminates a barren wasteland strewn with bodies that look like dismembered dolls. In the background, the mother ship glitters and winks. These are unforgettable CG sights.
Jonkajtys is not only a formidable visual stylist. He’s also a serious student of sci-fi. You can see the film’s origins in Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with its friendly alien plot. But the film that Legacy most resembles is James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. They both use the same heavy blue color scheme, and Adam Skorupa’s music resembles Brad Fiedel’s iconic T2 score. These are some pretty tough movies to emulate. Good thing Jonkajtys is so bloody talented.