If you’ve seen any of the Spy Kids movies, you already know that director Robert Rodriguez has a knack for making frenetic kids films that have extraordinary, wacky special effects, all harnessed — often loosely — into telling a story that’s exciting and a bit goofy. There’s a certain glossy sheen to his films, an extruded plastic sort of sense that’s uniquely his, and it’s delightful when it’s not too far over the top.
The film is told in a series of chapters with whimsical names, and it starts right out with a brilliant bit “Episode Zero: The Blinkers”, about siblings (Cambell Westmoreland and Zoe Webb) who engage in an epic staring contest that lasts days. Then the movie titles start and you figure “ah, okay, that was a cute little vignette”, but in fact the Blinker kids appear time and again throughout Shorts, often in the most hilarious ways.
Again, Dave, well said. Your view of the film, and review are making me want to watch it again just to make sure I grab all of the whimsy out of it, that I can. Yes, I like deep, dark, and intense grown-up movies, but I also like silly, willy-nilly films that help me remove my movie-snob shoes once in a while. Much appreciated. -S
Thanks, Steve. Just make sure, when you take off your movie-snob shoes, that you have clean movie-snob socks on. 🙂
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