I loved it, I loved it not. I loved it …
“Igor” has a hysterical premise. We travel to Malaria, where once everything was beautiful and happy, but then the land was visited by dark clouds that obscured the sunlight and caused all the crops to fail. The people were on the brink of starvation when their king hit upon a brilliant plan. They should create evil inventions to leash upon the world, and then charge the world a fee not to release the inventions. In this way, the people have been able to keep their economy solvent. There are dozens of evil scientists in Malaria, each with their own Igor, and each with the dream of creating the very best evil invention of that year.
But there’s one Igor who forgot to obey the rules. You see, an Igor is supposed to be stupid, unable to form full sentences, and completely subservient to his master. But this Igor (voiced by John Cusack) is an inventor himself, and he has hit upon a way to create life. When his master is accidentally killed in a laboratory explosion, Igor decides to continue on with his own experiments, and see if he can come up with the most evil invention ever—a huge people-killing monster.
The dialogue is hysterical, the one-liners are great (“I went to college,” Igor says. “I got my ‘Yes, Master’ degree.”) the premise is awesome … but here’s the rub. It’s not for children. There’s some swearing throughout, the dress worn by the villainess leaves nothing to the imagination, and there’s some violence that I think is too much for younger viewers. But for an older audience, it’s a riot. I leave it to you to be the judge, as always, but I personally feel best about recommending it to an audience aged ten and up, and not at all if language is a concern.
(This film is rated PG.)
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