2009-02-16 16:21

What it's about:

When Igor’s (John Cusack) cruel master dies one week before the annual Evil Science Fair, Igor finally get his chance to prove that he is not just a lowly lab assistant, but a true scientist. With the help of two experimental creations, Brain and Scamper, Igor plans to build the most evil invention of all time, a huge, ferocious monster…

Here’s what the critics had to say:

“You do feel that, with it’s knowing one-liners and classic movie references, Igor is trying terribly hard to amuse an adult audience, possibly at the expense of children it should be entertaining.”
- Wendy Ide, Times [UK]

“It’s spirited and funny in its better moments, and gives a sly spin to the clichés rather than just parroting them wholesale.”
- Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph

“While this is no WALL-E, or Ratatouille, it does bring to mind Monsters, Inc. and some of the visual flair of Burton's The Corpse Bride.”
- Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Igor tries to spoof Mary Shelley just as Shrek did the Brothers Grimm, but something tells us this movie's charmless hero won't make an ogre-size impression on kid audiences. Call it a hunch.”
- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly

“There's scant reward for sitting through Igor, an animated twist on the Frankenstein story that never sparks to life.”
- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Igor is sick of being a lab assistant and dreams of becoming a scientist, maybe he will get his chance at the upcoming Evil Science Fair.

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