All Creatures Big and Small

2015

Action / Adventure / Comedy

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Martin Sheen as Lion
Amy Grant as Hazel
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695.47 MB
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24.000 fps
1hr 27 min
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Reviewed by sagaceline 9 / 10

A surprisingly good children's movie.

I'm a huge fan of Disney and Pixar, so I'm usually really sceptical when I see non-Disney movies, but this was actually really good. I was really surprised by how good this was, I've never heard of it and found it by accident, so I didn't have any big expectations for it. But I was pleasantly surprised, I actually really liked it. It had a good plot, and even though it's based on a religious story it wasn't religious at all. God wasn't mentioned, and Noah was only mentioned when a lion told the other animals who built the ark. It also had a really good plot twist/surprise at the end, which was totally unexpected. And my younger brother (6 years old) didn't loose focus from it as he usually does when he watches movies, he really loves this one. It was funny, emotional and just a really nice children's movie.

Reviewed by dougleigh 5 / 10

Creationism vs. Evolution

While in no overtly way religious, this is a Noah's Ark story, so by definition it's a biblical story. What's amazing about All Creature Big and Small is the implausibility of it all. The basic setup is that Noah subcontracts whose "on" and "off" the Ark the the spitting image of The Lion King, who - after decreeing that omnivores can't eat herbivores - has both the final say over what animals can and can't board the Ark. (As for Noah himself: like all humans, he's conspicuously absent throughout movie.) After the flood eventually comes, some on the "out list" stowaway aboard the Ark. So far, standard kids fare.

One of those excluded from being on board is a constantly worried pessimist while the other is a silver-lining optimist. This all proceeds entertainingly enough. But when push comes to shove and their lives are imminently threatened toward the end of the movie, things fall apart. The pessimist learns the value of trust and kinship, while the optimist comes to appreciate the value of force and decisiveness. But instead of leaving things there, the movie makers decide to moralize the story such that the now extinct creature metamorphose into ones adaptable to their environment. The problem, of course, is that - at least as it's currently understood - evolution does not affect a single generation but rather takes thousands if not millions of years.

On the surface, this deus ex machina is a simple contrivance to create a happy ending for all (excepting the villains of the story). But more deeply it seems to suggest not only that Creationism and Evolution each have their merits, but also posits that they are not mutually exclusive of one another. In the end, however, the more plausible storyline seems to be that that it is the fittest species that survives. The only "happy ending" for the less fortunate creatures is force-fitted into the story through within-generation evolution, a resolution that is neither satisfying nor plausible. No one the viewer cares about dies; their means of survival are wrapped up in silly previously-unrecognized abilities like breathing under water, farting or squirting a noxious fluid, or an oversized slug turning into a whale.

I suspect that it was not the producer's intention, but its is their having to fictionalize the story of the non-fittest animals debases the entire argument of Creationism. Rather that crafting a story in which Creationism and Evolution co-exist, All Creature Big and Small's reliance on inexplicable Acts of God debases the prior ideology while making a mockery of the latter.

The movie evades death - particularly the death of a species - in its wrongheaded portrayal of natural selection as something that can redeem an individual life rather than that which determines the continued existence of a species. Clearly this is anti-scientific, though this might be forgiven for the movie's merits as mindless entertainment for children. However, the net impact is that in seeking to appeal to both Creationists/Individualists and Evolutionists/Collectivists, neither narrative is coherent.

The movie is visually engaging and often funny, and it's for these reasons that our 9, 10 and 11-year-old seemed to enjoy it. But the 14-year-old laughed "at it" not "with it," suggesting that for some ideals in life there is no viable middle ground.

Reviewed by MrChunks 6 / 10

How do animals deal with a flood?

This is your standard Noah's ark story as the title may elude to (albeit the title varies depending on which country you find yourself watching the film). The king of the animals, a lion, announces to the other animals that a biblical flood is on it's way to wipe out all the life from the planet. There is a plan to save the animals as an ark has been built to carry them for forty days and forty nights until the flood has gone. The animals each have to meet with the acceptance committee to see if they warrant a place on the ark - it seems only certain animals will be saved and unfortunately for the main characters of this film "Nestrian's" (fluffy neon animals with big snouts that walk on two legs and excrete a cloud of smoke when they are scared) haven't been selected for safety. Rather than face the flood and sure death head on, the Nestrian father and son combination trick their way onto the ark with some Grymps (wolf like solitary creatures, walk on 4 legs and likes to get angry). The child Nestrian and Grymp wander off exploring only to realise that they have left the ark and have been left behind to face the flood. At this point of the film it turns into a journey story, the children try to find a way to avoid the flood water while following the ark and the single parents on the ark try their best to get the ark turned around to rescue the kids. The overall moral is teamwork because alone respectively the two groups, kids and adults, wont be able to succeed by working as a team they should be able to survive.

The story isn't epic by any stretch of the imagination as it's based on a story from the bible we've seen many times before, it mirrors other animated films like "Ice Age" and "Finding Nemo" but all the same its harmless fun. Fortunately the film doesn't try and force religion onto it's audiences it simply takes inspiration from a biblical story and goes off on it's own tangent using the inspiration as platform only. The animation was cute and colourful and while the story wasn't the most original the dialogue was amusing at times and there was a mix of gags that both adult and child could find amusing. The clever thing about the film was that as a cynical adult I knew that random animals with names I'd never heard of wouldn't be saved by the end of the film but there was a great twist which showed what happened to the animals God and Noah didn't save. Ultimately the ending is happy and my cynicism was slightly surprised.

This is a European film which has been released in various countries (as mentioned by the title variances) however there is nothing lost and the unknown actors doing their turn for the voices carry off the film with charm. There are occasional problems with the animation but let's face it, this was made with a lot less budget than your next Pixar film is likely to get and for what was invested this is a good way to spend a quiet weekend day with audiences of different ages. I have no problem awarding this 6 out of 10, not entirely my cup of tea but not an awful waste of time by any stretch of the imagination.

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