Entertainment Movies

Thursday 22 March 2018

Magical adventure

Moon Man (G, general release, 95 minutes) Director: Stephen Schesch, Sarah Clara Weber. Stars: Pat Laffan, Michael McElhatton, Paul McClune. HHHII

This charming animated feature from Cartoon Saloon, the people who brought us The Secret of Kells, is based on a typically subversive children's book by iconoclastic author Tomi Ungerer. When the Man in the Moon grows tired of kicking his heels in orbit, he hitches a ride on a passing comet and finds his way to Earth. He's just getting his bearings when he falls foul of a monomaniacal dictator, who's conquered the entire planet and now has designs on the moon.

Moon Man's animation has a spacey, dream-like quality that suits its subject perfectly, and Mr Ungerer's sly humour is very much in evidence.

Irish Independent

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment