An irresistible tummy tickler.
Review by: MiamiMovieCritic
Added: 8 years ago
The main character of The Lighthouse is in the great movie tradition of completely incompetent heroes, like Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy. I don’t think this guy has ever worked a day in his life. My impression is that lighthouse keepers mostly just sit there – they only have to do a few things a day. When a ship arrives, he completely freaks out. The bulb in the lighthouse is busted. He tries to replace it, fails miserably, and hurls himself into the sea.
I like the downward spiral structure of The Lighthouse – things keep getting worse and worse. The filmmakers avoid alienating the audience by making the character adorable to look at. He resembles Bender from Futurama, except a bit doughier. The dismayed look on his face when he tries to replace the bulb is priceless.
The black-and-white animation works well with the frog-enshrouded seaside setting. The action is concise, limited to just a few locations. The sound design is also first-rate. This family-friendly movie is an irresistible tummy tickler.