Orion and the Dark is the latest animated film which has directly released on OTT platform Netflix on February 2, 2024. The screen time of this film is reportedly around 1 hour 33 minutes.
Story: The story revolves around a 11-year-old school kid Jacob Tremblay aka Orion who is afraid of the dark. He is so afraid of the dark that he couldn’t able to sleep at night. One night, Paul Walter Hauser aka Dark appears from darkness and tells Orion that he is not that bad or scary. Sooner, we see, Dark and Orion forms an uneven bond. Dark also introduces Orion to his friends Angela Bassett aka Sweet Dreams, Golda Rosheuvel aka Unexplained Noises, Nat Faxon aka Insomnia, Aparna Nancherla aka Quiet and others. In few days, Orion realizes the importance of Darkness, Light, Sleep, Dreams and others. This is when, Orion starts overcoming his own fears. Will, Orion become a brave boy and become a good parent in the future? this is what you need to see in this film. This film makes us realize the value of life, day, night, light, feelings, dreams and lot of things.
This film also stars Ike Barinholtz aka Light, Nick Kishiyama aka Tycho, Werner Herzog aka Narrator and others.
The early reviews of Orion and the Dark movie is out now and they are in a range of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. This film has been rated with 6.5 stars out of 10 stars on IMDB and around 88 percent ratings out of 100 on RottenTomatoes.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: During our childhood we were afraid of the dark and still we have same feelings. Well, the makers in this film talks about the importance of darkness and light, how they are equally important. The way the director created the characters is really amazing and the screenplay makes it memorable. Right from the start, till the very end, you will enjoy the experience of Orion and how it is related to your life as well. I am amazed how the director has created a whole new world and you get into it. I didn’t got bored, I watched the film in one go. The ending could have been better but none the less it is a must watch film with kids. The writing is the soul of this film, and CGI adds much more meaning to each of the characters. The buzz of this film was low before its OTT release but now each one of us talking about it. That’s the magic of a good film. Once you complete the film, you will feel alive and positive to your life. The director intent to say that enjoy every moment of your life despite struggles or hardships. The CGI work has been done majorly in India and the team has made a good product. The characters in this film stayed with me and I feel to rewatch this film again. It’s like watching a bedtime story and go to a good sleep after that. All the characters in this film have their importance and each one have played their bit properly. The production value of this film is good and I find it par to the big animated films. The background music is also good and sometime it scares you. The editing work is also good and the film don’t look boring for a second. It’s an adventure ride that you must take once.
Written by Charlie Kaufman and helmed by Sean Charmatz. This film is based on a book by the same name written by Emma Yarlett. It has been produced by Peter McCown. The editing work handled by Kevin Sukho Lee. The musical score have been given by Robert Lydecker and Kevin lax.
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Orion and the Dark movie budget hasn’t been revealed yet but it could reportedly be around USD 30 Million (INR 249 crores).
Altogether, Orion and the Dark is surely a good animated film with all the positiveness.
Last Word: Watch it for its story, dialogues and screenplay. Also watch it for its good CGI.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Orion and the Dark (3.5 stars out of 5 stars).