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Magical Realism

rated 2.79 / 5 stars
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Comedy - Original

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Aug 11, 2000 | 1:57 PM EDT

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A silly movie about school, ducks, and anime swordfights



Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Avant Gard returns!!

Lay off the acid?!?! That was the shit!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

its ok

its not as good as the naked with apes movie series was but it was ok.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Sailor Moon???

what are you talking about it's called a school uniform all the japanesse kids have to wear em EH?!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

ahh the ramblin's...

he heeeeee! Ah boy! That was some good stuff! Now I know where that Girraffe refference in the Naked Apes came from. The insolant duck was pretty cool too.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

What's the Appeal?

My godlike powers as a reviewer have been stymied. This exercise left me mystified.

I'll admit I have only read _One Hundred Years of Solitude_ by Marquez, but to the best of my knowledge this isn't magical realism, which I think is a style of fiction (to the best of my knowledge there's no need for it to be fictional biography, as you suggest) based on the addition of impossible elements to heighten the themes of an otherwise realistic narrative. This seems more like a straight up surrealist dream narrative. I know you try to make some sort of a joke about the story not being magical realism at the end, but you don't seem to agree with the point I just made. If you know this and took a position relative to this disjunction between title and content that I missed, my apologies.

The technical quality of the animation and sound, while not good, is I suppose competent enough for the portal.

Some people seem to find this funny. If so, I don't get the joke. Is it just the thrill of seeing strange things occur v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y? (As opposed to very quickly, with great timing, in, say, the trailer associated with "Barnyard Hijinks 2" or whatever it's called.)

I'd be interested in hearing the author's thoughts on what he was doing with this flash. I don't doubt you don't use drugs, but what the hell caused the piece? Is it the result of automatic writing? Is there -- oh dear God -- Hidden Deep Symbolism? Is it the result of boredom? What?

Rhete responds:

How did you find this movie? I’m guessing that you saw Naked With Apes, liked it, and wanted to see what else I had made. Nice of you to suddenly feel the need to trash this.
You call the animation and sound “competent” yet give them a 1. When the fuck has 1/10 been competent? Hell, I’m surprised when people give things they like a 6, which in my eyes, is a D-.
And to “what the hell caused the piece?” I was talking to a friend on Instant Messenger. He was telling me he had to write a paper about Magical Realism, and he didn’t know what the fuck it was. So I wrote the story in the movie while talking to him.
What’s that mean? I never learned about Magical Realism in school. I don’t know what it is. I don’t care either.