“Sooner or later the party has to end,” Jean (Amy Molloy)
ANIMALS is ambitious but flawed. The themes in its crosshairs need to be continually vocalised in cinematic form until societies progress. However, the runtime occasionally drags and the pivotal plot points and character arcs feel signposted at best and hackneyed at worst. When it is just the lead duo running riot, the movie feels like anything could happen. Where havoc will they wreak? Will harm befall them? What genres will be touched upon? Though, by the end the gnawing sense that potential has been squandered pervades.
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