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THE BIG TRIP

SHOULD HAVE STAYED AT HOME

THEATRICAL REVIEW
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By Brent Davidson
4th March 2020

It's a real shame when children's films don't give their target audience the credit they deserve. I've spoken about this numerous times as it looks like I'm turning into SWITCH's resident Kids Flick guy (I promise it's not because most of them make me cry), but it just baffles me when films get greenlit that are more or less cheaper clones of better films.

Enter: 'The Big Trip'.

A clumsy stork does a bad job delivering a panda baby, and the animals that find have to go on a quest to return the baby to its real parents.

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Sound familiar? It's because, oh god, it is! There isn't an original bone in the film's body. Within the first 15 minutes, there are so many characters introduced that I somewhat struggled to figure out who the protagonist was. That said, when it did become apparent I'd already lost interest. It's (un)surprising that one of the writers of 'Madagascar' is one of the chief writers of 'The Big Trip'; is it actually plagiarism if it's you're own work you're stealing from?

I will leave that one of you to decide, humble reader.

The voice acting does little to aid the overall "cheap" feel of this film, and it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the animation had been made for a Russian vocal rather cast than an English one. Hell, even at the best of times, the script feels like it was thrown through Google Translate and then made to be spoken by people who can almost pull off an American accent.

There isn't an original bone in the film's body.

Children aren't easily fooled when it comes to things like this. They can tell that the animation is substandard, along with the script and the acting. I would be surprised if 'The Big Trip' kept them interested for more than 20 minutes, and you have to wonder at what age group this film is pitched. I can't see it appealing to anyone older than two, who isn't amused by noise and colour.

It's safe to say that if you're thinking of seeing 'The Big Trip', it's probably better to just stay at home.

FAST FACTS
RELEASE DATE: 05/03/2020
CAST: Drake Bell
Pauly Shore
DIRECTORS: Natalya Nilova
Vasiliy Rovenskiy
PRODUCERS: Roman Borisevich
Vasiliy Rovenskiy
Maxim Rogalsky
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