Rating = B

Lots of the critics appear to like this movie more than I did. I was impressed with how the puppets did make me “feel their pain.”; and no doubt a great amount of time and effort went into the puppets and sets (one critic I regularly read suggests that the film shows a new direction in puppetry. However, even this excellent stop-motion animation with puppets could not get me to really like an animated film. I usually really dislike animation; in this case I merely couldn't really like it. I like human actors.

[2016-01-17, Kendall Square Theater, Cambridge, MA]