June 20, 2012

"The Dover Boys"

"The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall" (short), 1942. A dastardly villain kidnaps the fiancée of some upstanding young men.

Directed by Chuck Jones. Written by Tedd Pierce. Starring Mel Blanc & Sara Berner.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great). If I hadn't known better, I might not have guessed this was a Warner Brothers cartoon. I certainly wouldn't have guessed it was from the early 40s.
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). Very bizarre. Its sense of humor is so absurd, it's almost Ren & Stimpy-ish.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.0/4 (Good)

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