Bigfoot Family (DVD) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Family
Director: Jérémie Degruson, Ben Stassen
Distributor: Belga Home Video
Duration: 89 minutes

Bigfoot Family (DVD) – Movie Review

Site Score
6.3
Good: Animations
Bad: This second movie feels a bit pointless and unfinished
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5.5
(2 votes)
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Rating: 5.5/10 (2 votes cast)

A fairly interesting Belgian production was made several years ago, making the Bigfoot story get some attention again. Even with the lower budget of this Belgian production, The Son of Bigfoot proved to be a moderate success that actually was able to compete with bigger productions. This gave the studio enough resources and confidence to continue the saga of Adam, the actual son of Bigfoot, which brings us to the sequel ‘Bigfoot Family’. While being a fairly fun sequel, it didn’t hit all the notes as best as it could.

The story of Bigfoot Family takes place two months after the events of the first movie. It is now commonly known that Adam’s father is the legendary Bigfoot. Adam, who also has powers, is getting used to them, in terms of running with super-speed, using his very sensitive hearing, and acquiring new healing powers. Sadly, even though the family is just getting used to all living under one roof, Adam’s father, Bigfoot, decides to trek into nature, protesting against a mega-corporation that is destroying the landscape around its oil refineries. Even though the protest is gaining a lot of traction, things soon go awry when the family loses contact with Bigfoot. From here on out an adventure to the great outdoors starts, where the family, humans and animals combined, go investigate matters themselves.

Even with the somewhat dodgy script and conversations in the movie, the biggest issue lies with the overall flow. Some scenes are completely dragged out, while other key moments could be somewhat prolonged and fleshed out. The ‘road trip’ scene in the movie took forever, taking up a fifth of the film, only to be bland and boring and not contributing to the whole at all. This is juxtaposed to the overall love interest arc, which gets ignored for the entire duration of the film, becoming redundant and meaningless by the time the credits start rolling. There is still some fun action to behold for a younger audience, but we’re not sure that this movie will entertain older, more adult viewers.

The voice cast does a good job bringing the movie alive, albeit with the necessary overacting in ‘wacky’ situations, to then underperform during more serious moments. It’s clear that the cast was not comprised of A-list voice actors, but they still handle things decently. For children, the performances will be more than good enough, but adult viewers may notice some cracks in the overall foundation of the cast.

When buying the DVD version of Bigfoot Family you will not get much in terms of special features. The physical edition will come with a short clip that is supposed to be the ‘making of’. While you see a few renders of the animations here and some concept designs, it doesn’t really show you that much as to how things actually came to life. It’s a nice little extra, but nothing more than that. Other than that, there are a few trailers you can view for other Belga Home Video releases.

Conclusion

Bigfoot Family is a fun and lighthearted continuation of the first film, albeit a bit light in terms of content and substance. The movie adheres to clichés, rather than doing a lot of original things within its oversaturated genre. Nonetheless, there is a lot going on, which will certainly entice younger viewers to watch from start to finish, with a few more adult jokes sprinkled in-between.

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