Review: Leap! (Ballerina)

Title: Leap!
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Eric Summer, Eric Warin
Starring: Elle FanningDane DeHaanCarly Rae Jepsen
Runtime: 1 hr 29 mins

What It Is: When two orphans Felicie (Fanning) and Victor (DeHaan) escape their orphanage in order to achieve their dreams. Victor wants to be a great inventor and Felicie wants to be a dancer. As they arrive in Paris the two have separated. It is here where Felicie meets Odette (Jepsen) who is a former dancer that takes the young girl under her wing, almost in a motherly role. Now as the two work towards there dreams various obstacles will prove to get in their way.

What We Think: Shaking my damn head. This is an awful movie. From the faux pop music which seems like it was licensed out just to make even crappier alternate versions to them. Our voice acting is subpar and the animation quality even more underground. The story is an improbable mass of messy character moments and unknown intentions. Character motives don’t really make any sense and the whole thing seem sugary and saccharine. Also, I’ll mention that all of the pop songs in this are really really annoying.

Our Grade: D-, Yeah…go ahead and avoid this film like the plague! It’s nothing short of an irritant. This is a film that took about a year to get to our shores and after witnessing it I wish it had stayed away. Obviously, I’m not going to recommend this particular film in any way shape or form. Do yourself a favor and maybe take your animated tastes somewhere else. This Belgian/Canadian export is just not worth anything, it’s songs are contrived and lame. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go wash the stench of this off of me, this might take a while.

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