Sunday, November 13, 2011
ROSA is 3d animated a short film by Jesús Orellana that has recently been receiving some attention at festivals. The film is notable for its lavish visuals and "zero" budget. Personally, while I agree the film is definitely a technical accomplishment, I find the story to be lacking. The world seems to be a mish-mosh of post apocalyptic sci-fi cliches and plot and characterization are nonexistent. We have no reason to care about the fighting between these characters because we have no idea who they are or why they are fighting. Ultimately, I have to say that even with its slick action and polished visuals, I didn't find the film particularly engaging. Your mileage may vary.