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Giant King (2012/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C Animated Film: C+

Zork and Pinky wakes up 1,000 years and find they are (still) chained together. As they try to remember who they are and what their purpose is, they discover a new world filled with robots. They search for a way to break the chain that ties them together, to make new friends, but when their creator RAM also wakes up can they fight against their own programming?

In Prapas Cholsaranont's Giant King (2012), Zork was a battlebot who decided he rather be be a preschool teacher than a fighter, and because of that, Pinky was a robot was sent by RAM (their creator) to destroy him. Thus, all robots who don't follow their design are considered 'broken' and must be destroyed. After being chained together for 1,000 years can Zork convince/teach Pinky that they can dream and to go beyond what they were originally designed for?

This was a cute and funny robot 3-D animated kids film. It characters teaches about kindness, understanding and following your dreams. In the end there is no power greater than friendship.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix are as good as they can get for the format, so we imagine a Blu-ray would playback even better. Miniscule bonus episode, Bringing The Characters To Life featurette, Ultraviolet Copy and trailers are the only extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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