UNDERDOGS (2013 ARGENTINA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì

Underdogs suffers from flat, unrelated scenes and a disconnected storyline that has tendency to place high emphasis on less important details while failing to address and highlight the main theme of the movie. The storyline is splattered with completely irrelevant scenes such as foosball figurines jumping on a rock and playing soccer when there is an immediate crisis of saving their human master’s girlfriend that has a much higher priority. Due to these interruptions, the underlying story repeatedly gets lost in the distractions.

Storyline


Expert Foosball player Amadeo (voice of David Masajnik) finds that winning a game can have serious consequences in later life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Juan José Campanella for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Gustavo Ferrado, Diego Rosner, Roberto Schroeder, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Malparitti II (voice of Gabriel Almirón), Cordobés (voice of Federico Cecere), Malparitti I (voice of Ezequiel Cipols), Joven Amadeo (voice of Luciana Falcón), Loco (voice of Horacio Fontova), Beto (voice of Fabián Gianola), Coreano (voice of Roberto Kim and Ermitaño (voice of Marcos Mundstock).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. There are better films out there like Zootopia or The Nut Job. If studying the Argentine culture, it may be worth a comparison study to see if Argentina typically produces entertainment with the same disconnectedness that this film uses.

Ben Meyers

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