Nimona (2023) Movie reviewOR movie run by Nick Bruno AND Troy Quanewritten by Robert L. Baird, Lloyd Taylor AND Pamela Ribon and playing Chloe Grace Moretz, Rais Ahmed, Eugene Lee Yang, Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, Beck Bennett, rupee, India Moore, Julio Torres, Sarah Sherman, Karen Ryan, Nick Bruno AND Troy Quane.
Nimona, directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, is the kind of movie the Oscars would probably like to honor with a Best Animated Feature nomination. That’s because it’s everything that good art should embody with its themes of bravery, hope, perseverance and so much more. If the movie doesn’t play as well as it sounds due to some minor script decisions, it’s still a lot of fun to watch with Chloe Grace Moretz expertly voicing the title character, Nimona, who teams up with the disgraced Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed). . in a touching story of being true to yourself and not allowing yourself to sink into a certain type. Nimona is about individuality above all else and is inspirational in most of the topics it presents to its audience.
Set in a future where medievalism collides with high-concept ideals, Ballister will be the first to become a knight, and Queen Valerin (Lorraine Toussaint) is very impressed with Ballister’s qualities, despite the fact that he is raised from nothing to do. a nobleman of extraordinary integrity. Valerin is killed in an accident with Ballister’s sword, and Ballister (who loses one of his arms) is sentenced to prison for the crime. Enter an interesting and quirky teenage girl named Nimona, who quickly takes an interest in Ballister. In a hilarious scene, she believes that Ballister is plotting revenge on those who wronged him. He is not. Nimona has a lot of character and personality and the character also has a lot of heart.
It turns out that Nimona is a shapeshifter who can transform into almost anything or anyone, and she turns into a small child at one point trying to help Ballister in his efforts to clear his name of misdeeds. Nimona claims to be Ballista’s assistant, but Nimona is not just a girl. She can become a monkey or just about anything (she even becomes Ballister at one point) and Nimona doesn’t like being categorized by Ballister in any particular way. The director (voice of the great Frances Conroy) is actually the one responsible for Valerin’s death, which is further complicated by the fact that Nimona and Ballister are wanted by the authorities who are hot on their heels.
While the Director is clearly evil, Ballister lets the audience know that this character is dishonest. Nimona is revealed to have great powers stemming from a powerful history. The headmistress tries to shift the blame to Nimona because Nimona is different from everyone else and the headmistress doesn’t want unusual types to be recognized as respectable in the society she oversees.
This story is very touching. Nimona’s checkered past is filled with sorrow, which includes the fact that Nimona was considered something of a monster at one point in history. Nimona gives the people she thinks are evil what they want by transforming herself accordingly and sacrifices everything for the greater good.
Nimona takes a fairly simple story and makes it extremely enjoyable to watch with compelling themes sprinkled throughout. His positive message should not be taken lightly. Chloe Grace Moretz takes on Nimona in a brilliant performance full of heart and energy, but the animation also defines the character. Riz Ahmed is the perfect voice for Ballister Boldheart and the two play off each other phenomenally. It’s a beautifully orchestrated pairing. They are two unique characters determined to make a difference in the world.
This movie moves at a fast pace even though it’s not as great as some other animated movies this year (some plot choices are very random), but it’s worth a watch. That’s because the themes the film presents are relevant to both old and young viewers, and the message of overcoming differences in the name of diversity is something that’s too special these days to feature on the line. of the story of an animated film. film.
It’s also a tale of good and evil that has plenty of humor thrown in for good measure. Moretz’s charisma is the perfect counterbalance to Ahmed’s seriousness. The characters complement each other and will be among the most memorable characters in the animated films on offer this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nimona enters the top five animated films at Oscar time and scores a nomination.
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