Re-animating the thrill of old-school comic books and pulp adventure comes Electroshock, a spell-binding superhero parody created by Hugo Jackson, Pascal Chandelier, Valentin Michel, Bastien Mortelecque and Elliot Maren of ESMA (Ecole SupÃ©rieure des MÃ©tiers Artistiques).
The story revolves around Buck, a lovable loser who after an electrical shock discovers the ability to ‘slow-down’ the time. With his newly found power, he poses as a superhero trying to impress the girl of his dreams.
The story will certainly appeal to kids and adults; reminding all of us that bravery is the best power of all and that hidden in all of us is a superhero waiting to be awakened. The addition of action-packed scenes and witty humor maintains the audience entertained throughout.
Technically, the short film is a visual gem. You can clearly see that itâ€™s assembled with an intense amount of dedication and love so that every scene, every sound and every moment builds to an amazing masterpiece. I personally liked the comic book scene where the heroâ€™s adventure is showcased by doodled cartoons.
Once again, creators of ESMA have proved themselves by surpassing its own standards of quality and humor. Electroshock is a brilliant action-comedy perfect for superb family entertaining.
- Written by Mona
- Published on March 3, 2012