THE WALK (YouTube Release USA 2020)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

The Walk—short film—adds a lyric to its musical score that seems to detract from the film’s animation and story. The ending unexpectedly flows into establishing another dog relationship. It becomes a little unclear about the message one is to take away from this short film. It seems to lack heart as if it is simple to reconcile loss with replacement. The facial expressions do not adequately express the joy, the sadness, the sharing of loss. It may have been more effective to insert a scene where the main character is mourning the loss of his dog and the new human companion comes to find him and then sits down to console rather than just moving over on the dock to take the place of where the dog usually sat.


Film Poster Courtesy of YouTube Images 


Storyline

A dog helps its master find a life companion before it dies.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Jade Crooks and Millie Mara Mackie for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Jade Crooks for making the film possible.

 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The animation is not as sophisticated as some short films. The film seems to concentrate more on the singing that accompanies the story than on the animation and the storyline itself. There is some difficulty understanding the words of the song. There is a certain gentleness about this film that is quite welcome.

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