Review: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988/PG)

In the 80s director Robert Zemeckis was the king of making special effects in movies a bold new seemless form (saddly the 1997 film Contact is when shark was thourghly jumped.) But long before that movie there was masterpeice, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. While the 1946 film Song of the South did live action with animation first, but it was limited, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the first that blended it for the whole movie. Why we love this film so much is that there is no CGI, every effect is optical, which is always a far superior visual effect then digital will ever be. We also credit producer Steven Speilberg for his ability to convince rival studios to lend their cartoon characters, it gives toon town as a whole a total level of creditbity and believably. Even more amazing is that Woody Woodpecker is in the film and he’s a Universal property. Today we think that never happen as Disney and Universal are such bitter rivals in the theme park world. In the end what is left to say, it’s one of the greatest films of the 80s and still holds up perfectly today.

On a scale of 1.0 to 5.9 it got a 5.8 out of 5.9  


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