Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
Aaron Woodley is at the helm of the beautifully-animated Movie Spark which is one of the Films that premiered at TAAFI last year. The Film centers around a teenage monkey named Spark (Jace Norman) as he tries to take down the evil Zhong (A.C. Peterson) after he overtakes planet Bana. Zhong was able to do this by harnessing the power of the kraken, a creature that creates blackholes and destroys planets. Spark is one of the remaining people left after Zhong’s first attack. However Spark is not alone as throughout his mission he is with his two friends Vix (Jessica Biel) and Chunk (Rob deLeeuw). The Film also features performances by Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon and Patrick Stewart.
With the incredibly-stunning animation style and the intriguing, child friendly story Spark is a surefire hit that is surely going to please audiences. From start to finish the Movie is an absolute delight. Woodley also directs this story in such a way that carries the motivations and characters. While the story may be simple, the Movie is stunning.
Double Dutch International (DDI) release Spark Friday, April 28, 2017.