[Fantasia 2021] Audio Review: Mad God (2021) by Bede Jermyn
If you don’t know the name of Phil Tippett, you may know his legendary work as a visual effects supervisor/stop-motion animator behind such films as RETURN OF THE JEDI, ROBOCOP, HOWARD THE DUCK, WILLOW, STARSHIP TROOPERS and JURASSIC PARK, the latter of which he won an Oscar for. When he wasn’t working on those films, Tippett was developing independently his passion project: the dark and nightmarish full length stop-motion animated film MAD GOD. After 30 years of making it on-and-off, Tippett is finished and has released his magnum opus onto the world. Was this film worth the 30 year wait? Listen to my review to find out!
The following review of the film is in an audio format. Enjoy!
Director: Phil Tippett
Writer: Phil Tippett
Starring: Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Harper Taylor, Brynn Taylor.
Synopsis: A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens.
Mad God (2021) was playing as part of the Fantasia Festival – https://fantasiafestival.com/fr/film/mad-god
Audio review by Bede Jermyn