GENRE: Fantasy, animation
DIRECTOR: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey
WRITER: Screenplay by Fabrice Ziolkowski, Story by Tomm Moore
STARS: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally, Michael McGrath, Liam Hourican, Paul Tylack, Paul Young
COUNTRY: Ireland, Belgium, France
PLOT: A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
The second film to be chosen in the MovieMuseTV film club is the 2009 French-Belgian-Irish animated movie ‘The Secret of Kells’.
Chosen by Pete ‘Thunder’ Forson, the film tells the story of a young boy in a remote medieval outpost, under siege from barbarian raids. He is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
You can hear our thoughts on the film in episode 3 of MovieMuseTV and by checking out our review scores below.
FILM CLUB SCORES
A hit and miss blending of too many art styles, awful voice acting and an unnecessarily convoluted plot blight what could have been a charming tale.