“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)

Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

Let me just start by saying that I wasn’t emotionally ready or nowhere near as prepared to be emotionally wreck by this story as I did when I came out of the theater. From the trailers you know that this is going to be a heavy emotional movie, and that is one thing that I can assure you all it delivers from start to finish.

the movie touches on many subjects from loneliness to family, friendships and dealing with community. But it heavily also communicates the impact of this new social media technologies, and how these new means of communications can work in favor or against a specific goal which is something that I absolutely love about the story. the samurai that deserves to be watch because the story it’s bound to hit you one way or another personally. and much like I said on my first reaction make sure to have some clinics around because you will cry as much as you will laugh with everything Marcel goes through in order to get his family back.

I really have really few to zero complaints about the way this story was told. I understand that the way you must present it may not be for everyone because it feels like a documentary but it’s also a dramatization of the life of this shell and how we got there what he had and how he got all that back. Which in paper feels like a very simple narrative yet all the underlying layers and themes that complete the story are the things that make it so impactful.

Well this time around I’m not going to bore you guys diving into details regarding the technology used to give life tumor cell I still believe that stop motion animation deserve a category for itself when award season comes around. Because even to this day stop motion animation is one of those oldest styling of animation and still one of the most difficult one. Which in my opinion is another reason on top of this impactful story to give this movie a chance.