Klaus recently won the BAFTA for best animated feature, above movies like Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2. Knowing that, I had to give it a watch and I enjoyed what I saw.
Klaus is about a young man named Jesper. In order to gain access to his inheritance, he must travel to a remote, desolate town and establish a successful post office. Unfortunately, everyone in this town hates each and no one sends letters.
This is ultimately a Christmas story about, as the title suggests, Santa Claus and the spirit of Christmas. I won’t spoil any more than that. This is a feel good film and I was definitely left with feelings of positivity after watching it.
The most striking thing about this movie and what likely won it the BAFTA was the art style. It’s distinct, yet familiar. It’s an interesting combination of hand drawn images with computer generated images. The frame rate is also different and reminds me of what they did with the frame rate in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It’s a very interesting style that does a great job of appeasing the eyes and conveying emotions related to the plot.
The voice acting is great. If you look up the cast, there’s a lot of well known actors in the cast.
Overall, this was a great movie. I was entertained for most of the movie and by the end, felt a real emotional punch. If you want a good Christmas movie to watch with the family, this is an excellent choice.