APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (2015 Hamptons International Film Festival East Hamptons Long Island New York USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

April and the Extraordinary World is WOW entertainment. It’s extraordinary and one of the most imaginative films of the year. BRAVO to Gkids! The storyline is outstanding. The voices are perfectly cast with favorites like Paul Giamatti, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, Angela Gulappo, Tony Hale, and Tony Robinow. The script is superb and the portrayal of that script is some the best out there.

Storyline

In the 1870s French Scientist and Researcher Gustav Franklin under the direction of Napoleon III has been assigned the project of making the invulnerable soldier. He succeeds in making animals talk. In anger, Napoleon III destroys the laboratory and kills Gustav Franklin. After that incident, important scientists disappear and technological advances that would have normally occurred on earth do not occur. Military defense becomes a top priority and the descendants of Gustave Franklin are searched out to develop military technology. Avril (voice of Marion Cotillard) develops something outstandingly new.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Marc Brousset for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Darwin (voice Philippe Katerine), Paul (voice of Olivier Gourmet), Julius (voice of Marc-André Grondin), Pizoni (voice of Bouli Lanners), Chiméne (voice of Anne Coesens), Annette (voice of Macha Grenon), Rodrigue (voice of Benoît Brière), April (voice of Angela Galuppo), Darwin (voice of Tony Hale), Pops (voice of Tony Robinow), Paul (voice of Mark Camacho), Julius (voice of Tod Fennell), Pizoni (voice of Paul Giamatti), and Chimène (voice of Susan Sarandon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Definitely. It’s a classic film for teens and adults to enjoy and is worth every entertainment dollar.

Ben Meyers

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