December 12, 2012

"Beep, Beep"

"Beep, Beep" (short), 1952. Coyote tries to catch Roadrunner.

Directed by Chuck Jones. Written by Michael Maltese.

Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4). Roadrunner cartoons might be recycled, repetitive, and effectively made on an assembly line, but that doesn't matter much because in the end they work. Jones and Maltese know how to pull off gags brilliantly, and this format lets them just do that with nothing else to get in the way.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.9/4 (Good)

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