Terkel in Trouble details
|Starring:||Anders Matthesen, kim mattheson (voice), Kim Mattheson, Adrian Edmondson, Bill Bailey|
|Director:||Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
Terkel in Trouble
|Run time:||1 hour 17 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Dec 2006|
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Not at all funny !By Vanessa from Maidstone, Kent , 11 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I'm not Danish and maybe the jokes didn't come through in English... I really gave this a good try because I liked the actors voicing it but I was so turned off and bored with it that I could only sacrifice about 20 minutes to it. I have a wide ranging taste in films, whether animated or not, and a very dark sense of humour so I don't think I disliked this film because 'I didn't get it'. I simply didn't like it, the gags were puerile and pointless if at all evident. And there's good puerile - Southpark, Futurama - and bad puerile - this.
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It may be a 15 - but will mostly appeal to younger viewersBy a customer from London , 03 Dec 2008As mentioned in other reviews it is extremely puerile, and my kids loved it. They are well under 15, and some of the scenes would not be deemed suitable for children, but I am a liberal parent... Anyway, unless you have the mentality of a 14 year old it is probably not worth watching this one. It is OK, but not good, in spite of such good comic actors being in it, and I would not recommend it to an adult, but your teenagers and youger might like it.
A DisappointmentBy theallstar (2 reviews) from Oxford , 04 Oct 2008This film is not very well animated. At all.
The star studded cast makes a futile attempt to revive this lost comedy.
I was hoping I could write a kind review, spreading love and joy about this film, yet sadly, it was not to be.
I didn't even manage to watch the whole film unfortuantely. Never Mind the Buzzcocks was on, thus I switched, making a relatively easy decision.
It appears to be a film which attempts to appeal to teenagers, whilst being poorly animated, using falsified speech patterns with an odd, child-like story telling plot.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008It's a 3-d animated tale of schoolboy adventures in the gritty world of Holland, which the 'streetwise' creators want to look more like backstreet Brazil than one of the world's richest countries.
Set in a junior school (or whatever they're called these days) this plodding journey into inner-city school life can't escape comparisons to the edgier, more risque and genuinely offensive South Park. Sadly it's not in the same league. The animation, vastly more ambitious than in the aforementioned US comedy show, looks like a mid-1990s first-person shoot-em-up, with the 3D rendering barely coping. The graphics are kept as simple as possible by reducing the world to a load of balls - so just like the script then.
Before ejecting this film half way through I paused briefly to wonder why it was such a tedious experience. After all, the voice talent is good (apart from the flatulent Johnny Vague-ass, who shows that all you need to do to be considered funny in Northern England (which is where I'm from) is to be overweight and drink and smoke too much) and school life is ripe for narrative exploitation. I soon got bored of these considerations but I'd probably conclude that the creators haven't a clue what age group this is for. It's too weak for adults but too grim for kids. Something like that. In my opinion it doesn't deserve a considered review, so I'll be damned if I'm writing one.
Juvenile, callous, foul-mouthed and really rather good.By captainsparrow (5 reviews) from Oxford , 15 Mar 2008Let's face it, this black-humoured animation isn't high art and doesn't pretend to be, but if it's your sort of thing, (and it's mine), it hits the spot. The animation style is original, appealing and well-executed. The mix of pathos, dramatic pace, poo jokes and violent death is perfectly balanced and the English language dubbing (from the Danish original), whilst not perfect, is pretty close, especially Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and the sublime Olivia Colman as Terkel's mum.
What is utterly inexplicable, though, is the complete lack of both subtitles and the original Danish soundtrack. I mean, WHY? I'd rather watch it as the director intended every time and amazingly, I can read. Oh, and my Danish friends, shock horror, understand Danish.
Given the cost of dubbing, this omission can't have saved any significant money, it can't have been for 'technical reasons', which leaves only the actions of drool-witted, shiftless marketing drones with too little understanding of the market and too much access to cocaine. I despair.
Luckless viewer in troubleBy RJNeb2 (1013 reviews) from London , 17 Feb 2008Curious Danish CGI animated feature about a schoolkid who always seems to end up getting into trouble, either with his schoolfriends or his dysfunctional family. Certainly not a family film (there's blood, swearing and urine), it's also certainly not particularly entertaining, featuring a rather ugly brand of CG characterisation and some not terribly original jokes.