Review of: Joe & the Evil Refrigerator 

reviewed by zoo101 on 01/18/2005
zoo101
Medium Cool...
Despite the claim that this short was just a "dumb cartoon", I thought the idea had a lot of merit; this was the first time I've ever seen a film about a talking frig with a deity complex and "mighty powers". I think the situation truly has some humorous potential. Another plus was the art, which was just funky enough to be interesting. The piece begans to fall a bit short of the mark after you establish the basic situation, as there doesn't seem to be any exchange between the human and the frig that would indicate why the machine feels slighted. If you tweaked the timing a bit (pauses, vocal inflection) you might add a little punch to the gag of pulling the plug. Maybe you should consider doing a pantheon of kitchen appliances. Good luck!

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