The short and the short of it: Love sweet Giant Robots From Outer Space love

Awww ain't love grand? (image via io9 (c) Valentin Watrigant, François Guery, Elsa Lamy, Aurelien Fernandez, and Louis Ventre)
Awww ain’t love grand? (image via io9 (c) Valentin Watrigant, François Guery, Elsa Lamy, Aurelien Fernandez, and Louis Ventre)

 

Love, so says the popular idiom, is blind.

That piece of pithy wisdom, the veracity of which has been proved time and again by romantic entanglements too numerous to mention, has never been truer than in this delightful short film from Valentin Watrigant, François Guery, Elsa Lamy, Aurelien Fernandez, and Louis Ventre.

They created this unlikely story of one man on the run from giant metallic alien invaders as their graduation film from SUPINFOCOM, a French computer graphics university, and while it’s a parody, notes io9, of “old B movies, with a twist on the idea of a damsel in distress”, it also has a lot of heart and soul tucked away in all that wonderful silliness.

It also subverts all kinds of storytelling norms too.

The robots move with an exaggerated loopy Ministry of Silly Walks pomposity, the damsel in distress is a complete inversion on the paternalistic norm, and the hero of the story also suitably goes against type.

And rather cleverly, the real Big Bad of the story, isn’t who you expect it to be at all.

Can love conquer all? You’ll almost believe it can at the end of this brilliant short film.

 

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