Bryan Enk August 31, 2012
An existential crisis is always a bit more whimsical when it involves stop-motion and steampunk.
Director Christopher Kezelos presents a Beckett-like conundrum in “The Maker,” a grungy-gorgeous animated film in which a strange creature must race against the clock (well, an hourglass, anyway) to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life. The film at first plays like an interesting twist on “Bride of Frankenstein” — but then there’s a twist on that twist, and a twist on that …
“The Maker” is a wonderfully peculiar and ultimately very dark little fable that boasts some extremely impressive stop-motion techniques. Really, we’re completely fascinated by stop-motion — the sheer patience it must involve is beyond our comprehension. We’d go insane before too long if we ever tried it ourselves, so we’re glad other people have the tools and the talent to make it happen.
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