Home Entertainment Review: Missing Link (20th Century Fox)

I heard about this movie but I wasn’t really a fan until I had the opportunity to watch the Blu-ray. Wow was my mind changed. This had a lot of […]

I heard about this movie but I wasn’t really a fan until I had the opportunity to watch the Blu-ray. Wow was my mind changed.

This had a lot of parts that made me laugh out loud. The film takes place in 1886 where a Cryptozoologists called Sir Lionel Frost voiced by Hugh Jackman is hunting cryptids (the loch ness monster in the opening scene).

He goes to a club where there are other adventurers (known as great men) to prove that mystical creatures do exist and to see if they allow him to be accepted into society. But Frost Rival Lord Piggot-Dunceby (played by Stephen Fry). After being rejected Frost goes home and reads a letter about a Sasquatch and goes back to the club and makes a deal with Piggot-Dunceby to prove that the creature is real and that he would be accepted into the club.

Frost heads to the Pacific Northwest where he spots the Sasquatch in the forest and after talking with him Frost agrees to help Mr. Link (a name given the Sasquatch by Frost and is voiced by Zach Galifianakis) to find his relatives the Yetis who live in the Himalayas. But Frost is unaware that Piggot-Dunceby hired a bounty hunter named Willard Stenk (voiced by Timothy Olyphant). But in order to get Link to the but in order to get Link to the Yetis Frost needs to get a map from his ex-lover and best friends wife Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana).

Starring Zach Galifianakis as Mr. Link/Susan, Hugh Jackman as Sir Lionel Frost, Zoe Saldana as Adelina Fortnight, Matt Lucas as Mr. Collick, Stephen Fry as Lord Piggot-Dunceby, Timothy Olyphant as Willard Stenk and Emma Thompson as the Yeti Elder.

The bonus features are Commentary by Chris Butler, creating Mr. Link, bringing the final battle on the ice bridge to life, animation inspiration (with Commentary by Chris Butler) VFX break down reel- realizing the potential of stop motion, oh what a mystery pulling the camera back on missing link magic, making faces, inside the magic of Laika, gallery, theatrical trailers and sneak peek.

Commentary by Chris Butler (Chris Butler talks about the behind the scene of making this movie), Creating Mr. Link (how the creation of making the creature for stop motion), bringing the final battle on the ice bridge to life ( the work and details that went into making the final battle), animation inspiration (how storyboards were used to make some of the animations, using real people to show how the animators different shots and facial expression and some test of the characters), VFX break down reel- realizing the potential of stop motion (a shot breakdown of how the movie was made), oh what a mystery pulling the camera back on missing link magic (a time-lapse of how the movie was make), making faces ( a short video of only characters making different faces), inside the magic of Laika ( A behind the scenes look at the studio that brings this and many other to life), gallery, theatrical trailers and sneak peek.

Thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures for letting us check this out.

Joaquin Espino

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