The Inventor: Review

The Inventor: Review

The Inventor: Review. By Richard Schertzer.

It certainly has some creative ingenuity and talent behind the feature, but the film seems to lack stakes and a proper villain to be truly entertaining.

This stop-motion feature film sees inventor Leonardo da Vinci who is ordered by the Pope to travel from Italy to France to experiment more freely and creatively. That all seems to be cut short when his superiors are deeply concerned about whether or not he is focused on the task at hand and not wandering off in his deep, genius-sized imagination.



Visually, the film truly is a marvel and director Jim Capobianco does a wonderful job at trying to recreate the incredible creativity of da Vinci’s mind because it is absolutely gorgeous to look at, but that doesn’t make up for its low stakes and lack of compelling storytelling.

As I said before, the lack of a villain in the film is a serious issue that should have been addressed in the writing process. One could argue that the Pope or the King could be the villain but the other characters are not unlikable, fanatical, or maniacal enough to constitute as such, which makes this movie something of a slog to watch.

Moreover, its lack of stakes make this film something more juvenile to watch. It almost seems more like one of those HBO after school kid’s shows rather than something to be taken seriously beyond the lens of cinema. Yes. I know that animation is cinema, but this movie could have been a lot better.

All in all, there is a mixed feeling I have towards this film. It is creatively gifted just like da Vinci, but narratively jumbled, while lacking the sense of danger that makes such movies great.


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