By Shachi Chaturvedi
Director:- Don Hall
Voice Cast:- Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, Dennis Quaid as Jaeger Clade, Jaboukie Young-White as Ethan Clade, Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade and ensemble
Duration:- 101 minutes
The Clades, a renowned family of explorers, seek to cross an unexplored, dangerous land alongside a strange company that includes a mischievous blob Splat, a three-legged dog Legend, and a host of other voracious monsters in Disney’s Strange World.
Strange World revolves around the life of Searcher Clade, a member of the Clade family whose epic adventures seal them as the greatest explorers to ever live. Searcher, on the other hand, does not appear to be interested in following in his family’s footsteps, preferring instead to live a calm life as a farmer rather than the overly noisy, unpredictable, and deadly life of an adventurer.
That might all change for Searcher when he and his family come to a planet that defies explanation and almost refuses to follow the simplest accepted principles of existence.
The Strange World appears to be a children’s picture since it is animated, but the film has a lot of hidden meanings that hit you quite differently when it comes from an animated creature. The film depicts a dog’s devotion, the power of love, and, most significantly, the message that it is not required for the next generation to live up to what their family desires.
The primary premise of the film is that Explorer supreme Jaeger Clade vows to conquer mountains and dedicate his life to this goal. He also takes his son Searcher on the trip, and throughout the course of the journey, Searcher discovers a plant that proves to be a god’s gift to the people of Avalonia. Although Jaeger continues his voyage, leaving Searcher behind and not returning for another 25 years, this plant known as Pando proves to be a game changer for Avalonia, as it has the potential to provide electricity to the whole energy-starved continent. but they have no idea that this plant would be the catalyst for them in discovering a bizarre yet lovely world. Have a variety of creatures that are both frightening and adorable.
Strange World’s primary lure is undoubtedly its immense underground region of living woods, flaming oceans, and massive cave networks. Rivers of jelly-like animals float in the air at this location. Cliffs walk by themselves. Bioluminescence illuminates forests.
The picture, which begins as a hilarious animated movie reveals so many things that by the end, you realise it was a suspenseful movie. The movie has a mystery that will blow your mind in the most beautiful way imaginable. Although the movie centrally revolves around the Clades the real hero of the movie is the strange world.
When it comes to animation and visual effects, Disney is unrivalled. The use of a beautiful colour palette in the weird realms is really stunning. The brilliant pinks, oranges, and blues of the globe contrast well with Avalonia’s green farmland and snow-capped mountains. The textures of the underground world are the same. From stretches of pink anemone-like grass to the terrible tentacled creepy-crawlies known as Reapers, everything our heroes encounter is wonderfully mushy. It’s a location you’ll want to gaze at — and then dip your fingers into.
Coming to the background score and music, as this is an animated picture, there are no songs or anything, but the touch of sorrow in the charming environment, along with so much going on, is a joy to the ears.
The Strange World is a light-hearted film that deals with daddy issues in a humorous yet serious manner. The film is a thrilling trip that is a joy to witness.