Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom

2016

Animation

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Cast

Ron Perlman as Shoggoth
Jane Curtin as Algid Bunk
Doug Bradley as Nyarlathotep
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1hr 23 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 23 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Ip Deep 8 / 10

Underrated dark fantasy animation movie

Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom is a story about true friendship. I'm fan of dark fantasy animation and also H.P. Lovecraft fan. Story takes us into parallel universe where all kind of strange creatures exist. Main character is little boy who is trying to complete task given by his father to cure him from madness. I find this movie very underrated. Yes, animation looks little clumsy in some parts, but all in all movie is satisfying. Lesson of the story is to be aware that evil people can be disguised as damsel in distress. What's more important to not judge someone by their appearance nor to judge them by what other people say about them.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 5 / 10

Not the finest moment in the Cthulhu mythos...

I am somewhat at a loss at how I feel about "Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom". On one hand then I think it was a nice enough way of opening up the bizarre writings of H.P. Lovecraft to a young audience through means of an animated movie, and without it being too weird and too heavy on the cosmic dread. But at the same time, then I feel that this animated movie, while having the heart at the right place, hardly did the writings of H.P. Lovecraft very little justice.

The storyline is easy to follow, and even my six year old son was entertained enough by watching it, at least to the point of his attention not drifting away from the animated movie and the story.

However, what I think was the biggest anchor around the animated movie was the CGI and the textures. It just looked like the movie was halfway done. The textures were blank and featureless, making it appear that the CGI department hadn't had time to go over the finished product to fill in all that was missing. As such, then it just felt like watching a half-finished animated movie.

When talking about an animated movie, then voice acting is also a very crucial factor. And without proper voice acting, then the animated movie suffers terribly. The voice acting in "Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom" was mediocre. Sure, some were doing good jobs, but then others were doing half-hearted jobs and they were dragging everything down. But it was impressive with the names that they had managed to get aboard for this project; Ron Perlman, Christopher Plummer, Jane Curtin and the iconic Doug Bradley.

I am a huge fan of the immortal writings of H.P. Lovecraft and everything Lovecraftian in general. And I can now check this 2016 animated movie off the list and say that I have seen it. It wasn't a memorable experience, not by a long shot. And it is not an animated movie that has enough contents to sustain more than a single viewing, provided you manage to sit through it to the end of course.

In overall, then "Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom" was a mediocre animated movie which definitely could have prospered from more levels of detail in textures and CGI. It scores a meager and mediocre five out of ten stars from me.

Reviewed by invadermac 3 / 10

Interesting as a pair of Cthulhu slippers

I was intrigued by the idea, especially given it is October and it has such people as Plummer & Pearlman attached to it. I was aghast at the animation. I thought maybe along the lines of Paranorman but Wow no. Very badly written. Too much for kids, too horrible for anyone older than 14. Maybe the animation was what failed. I used to work in the industry back in the 90's & this would have been great- until about 1995. Sorely disappointing. I give them 1 star for the attempt & 2 more for the acting talent. I almost want to take 11 stars off just for the amateurishness. Read your kids Neil Gaman's Graveyard Book or re watch something better made like Paranorman instead of this weak film. Seriously.

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