Watch: Nimona 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – When a knight in a futuristic medieval world is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona — a mischievous teen who happens to be a shapeshifting creature he’s sworn to destroy.
Plot: A knight framed for a tragic crime teams with a scrappy, shape-shifting teen to prove his innocence.
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Heavier than Expected, Unafraid to Break Stuff
Nimona is a heavier movie than expected, but for the most part in a good way. One character is severely wounded early in the film, which sets the tone for an animated film that isn’t quite aimed at young-young kids but is more aimed at a “ready for the Lion King” age range. That was surprising given the trailer, but not bad.
The character of Nimona is fascinating; she’s a shape-shifter character who doesn’t clearly have a “base form” but takes advantage of that characteristic in the full range. Whale, Gorilla, Ostrich–it’s all fair game, and she enjoys the transformations and causing chaos generally. If you enjoyed the shapeshifting in the Dungeons and Dragons movie, this will be right up your alley.
It’s based on a comic by Nate Stephenson, who is the same creator that made She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. So, think the energy and vibe of She-Ra if you happened to see that, but with a much better animation budget. (And if you end up liking this film, and haven’t seen She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, that might be a good follow-up).
A shame Blue Sky Studios never finished it.
Nimona has become a somewhat unique and troubled production, partly because it was based on a web comic that got its film rights picked up by Blue Sky Studios (sometime after Disney bought Fox I think) only to be cancelled after 75% of the film was completed; then Netflix and Annapurna Pictures came into the rescue and saved the film from oblivion. And it’s become a success too: people are already making fan-art, remixes, and reviews are glowing for this unlikely underdog of a film.
Now the film itself is like a cyberpunk Legend of Zelda mixed with trace elements of Blade Runner, Zootopia, Monster’s Inc, Kick Ass, and the subversive fantasy tropes of Shrek (with additional satire for society and government institutions). It’s also a good, briskly paced time in this medieval cyberpunk land of flying horse carriages, glowing swords and doe-eyed children evoking anime kids and Disney heart melters too. The vibe of this film… it’s unlike anything from PIXAR, DreamWorks or even Blue Sky; and maybe that was part of the reason the project suddenly ceased to be. It’s good that Netflix picked the film up RIGHT from where Blue Sky left off.
Nimona has a world in it that’s just begging to be explored even further, because the film itself is like the tip of an iceberg in a self-aware way with its in-universe life of dragon-themed cereals, toys and of course the soldiers being the Gate Keepers of a world dictated by myth. So what other myths exist in the world of Nimona? Who knows?
As a film Nimona is un-pretentious entertainment that knows it’s audience likes multilayered worlds that live beyond the screen, that animation is best when it’s a remix of long-standing tropes and styles making for an experience that’s unconventional yet it becomes a foundation in itself.
Nimona gets 4/5 stars. 8/10 IMDb points.
Original Language en
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Director Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Writer Robert L. Baird, Lloyd Taylor, Pamela Ribon
Actors Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, Frances Conroy
Country United States
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