Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Ronal the Barbarian Review
On first thought, I didn't think something like that could work. I'm very used to mature themed animation through things like Family Guy, the Simpsons and anything on Adult Swim. But the animation in Ronal makes it look like it is geared towards children. So it's kind of a surprise that it is as rude as it is. But, for the most part, the jokes are very funny and clever. There are a few throughout that are just predictable (like the fairy waitress in the tavern) but then they throw the Amazon warriors that act (and throw spears) like stereotypical bimbos and redeem themselves for any of the tired old jokes we all know. It's things like the Amazons throughout this movie that makes it hilarious.
As for a story, there isn't much different that sets it apart. Like I said, it's a basic story that we've all heard before. But a classic quest story isn't the point of this movie. The point is to make the audience laugh using the quest simply as a medium. In that, they succeed. Had it been longer, I would say it would have gotten redundant. But it's just long enough to make it all seem fresh.
See it. It's got a great time to laughs ratio.