Riverdance: An Animated Adventure is an animated fantasy movie directed by Eamonn Butler and Dave Rosenbaum, and stars Pierce Brosnan, Sam Hardy, and Hannah Herman Cortes, alongside other cast members. The movie has a runtime of 93 minutes.
Netflix describes the movie as:
After a heartfelt loss, Irish-born Keegan and his Spanish-born friend Moya learn to dance through danger and despair with a magical herd of spirit deer.
– Riverdance review does not contain spoilers –
Riverdance is, essentially, in its truest way, for the kids. This isn’t one of those movies that have something for adults as well as the kids – you know, some deeper meaning that only adults will get as well as fart jokes for the kids. The latter is still there and will amuse kids like no other, but the deeper meanings are lost somewhere in the farts.
The movie isn’t bad, it’s quite amusing and adults will be able to find something warm and hearty to watch. It’s colourful, the animation looks super good and the emotional moments that Keegan goes through will go through to the toughest of people around. The animation, especially, will remind you of Hotel Transylvania a bit. It looks great, flows smoothly and the colours make the movie warm and approachable.
Riverdance has got its heart at the right place. The emotional aspects are on-point and you can feel Keegan’s acceptance of life and growing up rather well. The movie itself doesn’t go too deep into its themes, but it’s there. The different things that Keegan comes across in his adventures are all parts that represent and help in his growth and the darker parts are his insecurities and the problems that still linger in his life. It’s a good watch, heart-warming even, and keeps you entertained throughout the movie’s runtime.
But apart from that, Riverdance can feel a bit nonsensical and sometimes, weirdly, a bit haphazard. As I said, it’s entertaining through and through, but feels a bit superficial and silly most of the time. As I mentioned previously, kids are going to love this movie. Whether it been the approachable animation, the wonderful music or the silliness that takes place in every scene – this movie is meant for kids. Unfortunately, though, it’s a movie not worth remembering and has little to offer to the wider masses.
Summing up: Riverdance
Riverdance is a goofy and silly movie that keeps you entertained if you’re in touch with your childish side. However, it’s unremarkable and not really worth remembering and doesn’t deliver anything new to the already stuffy genre.
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