Animal Farm (1999)
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Based on George Orwell's classic novel, Animal Farm is a powerful allegory about political corruption and class warfare. Fed up with the abuses of their human masters, the animals on Mayor farm stage a revolution and take control, but once in power the pigs set themselves up as a ruling class and make the other animals subservient. Featuring the voice talents of Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patrick Stewart, the film has quite an impressive cast. Additionally, Jim Henson's Creature Shop does some extraordinary work with the animal puppets. On the other hand, the CGi is rather hit and miss (especially the mouth moments). Yet despite whatever problems it has, Animal Farm is faithful to Orwell's original work and retains its ever relevant message about power corrupting.
The production work is great, but it misses the point of the book and completely screws up the ending.
Animal Farm keeps and adds the same lesson about revolution that Greg Orwell had in mind, but it still was a very disturbing and creepy film that will haunt the lives of anyone whoever grew up watching Babe or Charlottes Web. This movie simply just has nothing going fr it, it has a lot of great voice actors and wastes the talent and the story does not capture the essence of the book at all. I dont know if its possible to make a live action film on Animal Farm but it sure was not this. It was a creepy mess that I hope few people have to endure in their lives.
Animal Farm Quotes
|Old Major:||And when our usefulness has come to an end, we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty!|
|Old Major:||Remove man and the root cause of hunger and over-work is abolished forever! Remove man and the produce of our labour shall be our own. Remove man and overnight, we will become free and equal!|