Starring: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jeremy Piven,
Jennifer Coolidge, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Sean Hayes Director: Anthony Leondis
U.S. Opening Date: September 19th, 2008
Igor is a playfully irreverent comedy which
brings a new twist to the classic monster genre. It tells the story of a
mad scientist's hunchbacked lab assistant who has big dreams of becoming a
scientist in his own right and winning the coveted first place award at
the annual Evil Science Fair.
The idea sounds kinda cute.
However the artwork we’ve seen isn’t particularly
inspiring, nor is the fact that it is directed by a guy whose previous
movie was one of those numerous direct-to-DVD Lilo
& Stitch sequels. And wasn’t the last computer-animated movie by The
Weinstein Company the disappointing TMNT?
Still, the voice cast is cool (Buscemi! Cusack! Cleese!)
and who knows, with the right script Igor might turn out to be
something to give Pixar a run for their money . . .