Saturday, August 31

Movie Review: Invader ZIM - Enter the Florpus (2019)

Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus PosterFilm Title: Invader ZIM - Enter the Florpus
Length:   1h 11min 
Released:   2019
Genre:   Animation, Action, Adventure 
Rating: PG
Where I Got It: Netflix


ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.


It took me until I was older to like this show when I was growing up. Aliens are it took me a while to like it. So now they have this movie and I was excited. 

The story follows Zim and Dib who are archenemies. Zim thought he was sent to Earth for his leaders to take it over, buuuuuuuuut he finds out the truth and now he isn't sure what to do. 

Oooo Zim. Oooo Dib. Forgot how much they make me laugh. I love Zim's side-kick GIR. Always fun. 

As per normal the art style creeps me out. I think that and the alien thing was my main issue when I was a wee one. It is a cool art style, but it is creepy sometimes. Especially the teeth on people. Ew. 

It took a while for the story to really heat up. I felt like we were being reintroduced to everyone. A touch boring for a second, but then things exploded. Luckily the humor saved the beginning from being completely boring and unwatchable. Lots a of laughs but the story-line took a minute to bubble. Sort of like when you are boiling water....seems to take forever but when it takes off BOOM it is bubbling over. 

I think what I liked best about this was the fact you could watch this and never had seen the show. Some references but nothing that ruins your enjoyment. My friend's kid had never seen the show until after watching this movie and she adored it. 

OoooOOOoooo that ending left me wanting more, but in a good way. It inspired me to want to watch some old episodes. 

Overall I am super glad that Netflix did this. It was nice to get some conclusions...some more story...and some time with the characters. It did the show justice. The beginning was slooow but once the ball started rolling I was hooked. I'll give this 4 stars.