My first film of the Florida Film Festival was “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea”. At first, the art style of this film really discouraged me from seeing it, but as I read more and more, I found myself charmed by what appeared to be witty dialogue and a great voice cast.
The film is definitely not your average animated film. The plot of the film as a whole is rather silly, one that would be in an average animated film, but the humor is much more adult-oriented. This definitely makes it feel more original, and even somewhat shocking at times. Still, there are moments at which the plot of the film feels overly childish, almost feeling as if it was unable to decide whether to commit to being a family or adult-oriented film. The humor, on the other hand, generally works, and while it is never hilarious, it did make me laugh and made the film enjoyable as a whole.
My least favorite part of the film is its art style. I don’t like the overly simple animation, and it is often quite distracting. The trippy feel can be overly artistic and quite confusing at times. I think this is just a matter of personal preference, though. I usually prefer animation that is polished, not rough. One thing that I did like about the art style, though, was the editing. I thought that the comic-like transitions of the film worked in its favor.
Overall, "My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea" was enjoyable, but not great, and I wasn't particularly convinced by its style of animation. I'm sure this film will find its cult followers, but it wasn't exactly for me.
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
Big Tuna's Rating: C+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters at a film festival.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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