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Calamari Wrestler back to product details

Slimy Stallone
written by ZenBones September 21, 2005 - 12:47 AM PDT
5 out of 6 members found this review helpful
I suppose this is just your average good-vs-evil, boxing-wrestling, love-triangle, Buddhist seafood story, but having not seen many of those, I thought this was pretty good. I would have preferred that the movie featured Sumo wrestling as opposed to just plain old, regular wrestling but then, I guess there's nothing plain or regular about matches between giant cephalopods and crustaceans. Aside from our heroic squid there's a beet-red octopus, and a really mean lobster-type being (could it be a langostine? I need to bone up on my marine biology), all who claim to hail from - don't ask me why - Pakistan. Calamari is in fact a very loveable guy, and there are some terrific gags but I think the filmmakers could have done a lot more with the material. Calamari should have actually been slimy for example (he's about as slimy as your average leather sofa), and they should have put a lot more gags in (a rip-off the "Rocky" score might have been amusing). Still, it is pretty original and I think kids will enjoy this immensely. I hope there'll be a sequel - Calamari Bowling, Calamari Tennis, Calamari Roller Derby ... the possibilities are infinite.


(Average 6.53)
19 Votes
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