John Cusack, most commonly known for his role in 1989's Say Anything, brings us the voice of Igor, a hunchbacked lab assistant to Doctor Glickenstein, voiced by John Cleese, who is commonly known for Monty Python and Sir Headless Nick. When a tragic lab accident leaves Igor racing to produce an extremely evil invention, something igors are not supposed to do, all madness lets loose. His invention is very not so evil and his assistants Scamper, an immortal rabbit with a bad attitude, and Brain, a very not brainy brain in a jar, are no help to him either. He must solve his problem with his invention and keep Doctor Schadenfreude from stealing it all and taking over Malaria. I myself say the movie was entertaining and everyone can identify with Igor, although with talents from John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cleese, Jay Leno, and Molly Shannon you would expect more quality. The movie is extremely reminiscent of Nightmare Before Christmas and there's a very Tim Burtonesque touch about it all. Four out of five stars.
October 4, 2008