Office Fighter

4.3
Average: 4.3 (2 votes)
The Splatstick Movie
Dunedin > 03

Once again Super Furious Ninja Dragon from Invercargil show Dunedin how it's done. Easily the strongest film of the heat, with some excellent animation cut seamlessly into live action office politics. From a narrative perspective it left me wondering what had actually happened during the animated segments, but perhaps leaving that up to the viewer makes for a more visceral spatstick experience. A very original take on the genre.

Whilst I've seen this video game fighter story done previously (in this comp, a few years ago, by Alpaca Punch) this was a reasonably fresh take on the most tired setting outside of apartments in 48Hours - the dreaded office where coworkers don't get along. Superb production design however, well deserved award there but the plot for mine was a bit threadbare.