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Saturday, 4 February 2017

25 APRIL [2015]

Director Leanne Pooley's animated documentary 25 April has it's heart in the right place but it misses the mark in the oddest of ways.
Through animated talking heads and dramatic re-enactments, the film tells of the tragically violent 1915 Gallipoli Campaign through six New Zealanders' recorded memoirs.
The film's biggest problem is the awkward animation that feels more like an early Playstation game, with it's overly clean color shadowing and stiff movement.  Top notch for originality but considering the material, I feel it just doesn't do the events the justice it rightly deserves.

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