'Diamond Jack' Review
'Diamond Jack' is one of the best short films I've seen in a while.
Its hand-drawn art style is beautiful. The colours gave the short a vibrant pop.
'The Villain I Appear To Be' by Connor Spiotto and Molly Pease, the song in which this 3-minute short is based on, is wonderful. Having a jazz vibe to it as well as feeling like something that belongs in a musical or back in the 1950s. The song is one of my favourites to listen to at the moment.
The biggest criticism with the film is its lack of dialogue. While it does work after the robbery has been committed, since the rest of the film is a great chase scene, I was just left confused during that opening minute, wondering what was happening.
The chase between Jack and the police is exciting and filled with energy. I'm thankful it took full advantage of its animated environment, having characters perform stunts that only make sense in an animated setting.
'Diamond Jack' is a phenomenal short film by director Rachel Kim, with an incredible art style, an entertaining chase sequence and a song I won't get out of my head for the next few days or weeks, and for good reason.
If you would like to watch the film, it is on YouTube for free. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRpiBvwKX6c