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DEAR MR. WATTERSON (2013)

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:00

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The Buzz:

        A documentary that examines the popularity of Calvin & Hobbes, through interviews with various comic artists, archivists, and fans.

 

Life of the Party:

        Um...it's one of the more decent documentaries I've seen in terms of how it's put together. There's nothing technically wrong with it, and hell! It's Calvin & Hobbes! It's a nice trip down memory lane that made me break out one of my old books and start to re-read it.

 

Potential Hangovers:

        I think my main complaint with Dear Mr. Watterson is that I really learned nothing new. If you have even a passing knowledge of the comic and Bill Watterson's quirks, then you pretty much already know everything there is to talk about in this film. If you were hoping to learn something new and exciting, then you'll be sadly disappointed.

 

The Vibe: Lazy Afternoon

The shortness of this review should clue you in to exactly what you're in for. There's nothing technically wrong, and it is enjoyable, just...pointless? So pour out a nice sipping drink and waste some time away taking a trip back to your childhood.

 

Plus/Minus:

+ It's Calvin & Hobbes!

+ Decently done documentary

- Really no purpose is served besides fan-service

- Honestly feel like more could have been done with this

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