Summary: While the Blu-ray release is a little light on extra features, the transfer and the DTS-HD mix are top notch. As to the movie itself? It’s a fun, family friendly monster movie that wears its heart plainly on its sleeve.
Excerpt: Pixar has set the basic standard for feature length computer generated films, starting with “Toy Story” (1995) with a combination of great storytelling and CG effects that created a basic feel for computer generated movies.
Conclusion: 'Igor' is an interesting animated film, one with an enjoyably skewed sensibility and some memorable characters. Is it truly top-flight CGI? No. But cute enough. This Blu-ray has nice video and audio and a slim, if decent, package of extras.
Excerpt: Determined to prove he can create his own diabolical invention; a mad scientist's nice-guy assistant Igor creates a female Franken-monster. But his creation, Eva, is sweet and sings show tunes! That is, until she falls into the clutches of Dr.
Conclusion: Igor is a rare animated project that completely fails to win over audiences. While some animated films are more successful than others, this one's dark themes and characters, references to decades-old material that its target audience won't understand or appreciate, and bleak, lifeless animation all...
Excerpt: Igor has all the makings of a biting, sarcastic masterpiece. Its animated sets are dreary and bleak. Its dialogue is jaded and clever. Unfortunately, it realizes a few foolish, gangster-wannabe adolescents might get the wrong idea and deteriorates from original Willy Wonka-like magic to second rate...
Excerpt: Like the monster at its heart, the new CGI film Igor feels like a patchwork creature pulled together from a variety of sources. The character design, palette, and sensibility come from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride .