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Ah, I made it clear I love Don Bluth films. I even admitted to A Troll in Central Park being my guilty pleasure. But, this film and The Land Before Time stand out as some of his best. Well, I"m not talking about The Land Before Time so let's crawl into The Secret of NIMH. Oh, this isn't a mystery, and there isn't really much of a secret anyways so just thought I'd point that out.
First, there's Mrs. Brisbee. How can you not like this character. She's a shy mother who has to move her family from the farmer's plow. But, her son is sick and if he goes outside he most likely would die, so she goes for help from the rats of NIMH to move her house. Wow, they must be strong. So, Mrs. Brisbee is awesome! She goes through peril, but she's terrified! That's what makes her great (Wow, I just sounded like a jerk) she's no ordinary hero, she's a mother. And speaking of ordinary heroes there's Jeremy. But, I like him. There's just not much to him. I also adore Mr. Ages, and old mouse scientist. Better than the mouse scientist in The Secret of NIMH 2, but we're not on that monstrosity. I have to see it first. I'm unfair! The kids are believable and I like the old neighbor mouse who's name I forgot. Jeremy the crow is the comic relief. He doesn't give much to the story, but I understand, this movie is dark, it needs a comic relief. He's one of those characters I just hate, yet I love at the same time. I don't know how to explain this. I'm confused! Last but always creepy, there's Nicodemus and I hope I spelled him right, I'm not good in spelling. He's cool. (SPOILER! MY GOD HE GOT CRUSHED! WHY DID HE GET CRUSHED! HE GOT CRUSHED! WHY!? SPOILER FINISHED). You probably couldn't avoid that if you tried, I am sorry.
The plot is also fantastic, but a bit dark. Though, I think you and your kid could use dark material from time to time. Hey, I watched War Horse, you're watching this! I already explained what it's about, but, surprisingly, it's very realistic. Watch the movie if you want to know, I don't want to spoil the secret of NIMH. The animation is amazing. Everything in this film is just amazing! So, my final thoughts.
Plot - 90/100 Amazingly Realistic
Characters - 88/100 Amazingly Interesting
Emotion - 85/100 Amazingly Dramatic
Animation - 86/100 Amazingly Amazing!
I know it's lazy, but I can't describe this film any other way.
Overall - 87.25/100 AMAZING!
And this is the season finale. I probably might not get another review across for a couple of weeks (Except maybe I'll find a way to present Madagascar 3). I'm trying something new with my reviews, so that's all. Good day and good night.