Short Film Review: Worlds Apart
This Film Tried So Hard to be Charming but Missed its Mark
Worlds Apart By Michael Zachary Huber
Somehow as I watch short films, I end up watching films about space aliens. I usually am not a fan of space aliens, unless they’re doing something I never seen before. This one is a short CGI film called Worlds Apart by Michael Zachery Huber.
In this short film, we begin with aliens who are searching through a long dead earth, collecting various things from their travels. In a farmhouse, they find a teddy bear. They take with them among other souvenirs. On their ship they place the teddy bear in a machine and find that memories are attached to it. The film then jumps to the memories following the bear as it is a constant companion of this little boy, who eventually gets to see the end of the world allowing the viewers to learn what happened to earth.
Well the good? It’s a good effort and decent story. It will hold your attention throughout.
The bad? I felt the film maker was looking to make this a bit of tearjerker, but I couldn't connect to any of the characters. The only one I could relate to was the bear. The animators even went through the trouble to make it look like the bear was crying as it sat in the rain. The people of earth? I couldn’t relate to it too much. Also I think the aliens look really dumb. They were just lizard people that have been in children cartoons for years. Not much imagination was used in the creature design. And how do you pull video like memories from a bear exactly? The bear’s only cotton and cloth. It’s not like there’s computerized parts or DNA to pull it from. Maybe I’m thinking about this too deeply.
Overall, I think the director was shooting for the film to be charming for the viewers. And it probably is for some people. It wasn't quite achieve that charm for me. But its descent little film. It’s not bad. Just not very good. It’s mediocre.
Overall Rating: This film tried so hard to be charming but missed its mark
2 Flicks out of four.
Other Facts About This Film
Director: Michael Zachary Huber
Run Time: 9:06 minutes
Genre: Scifi / Drama
Where to Find It: Youtube