Borrowed Time full movie review - I found this movie funny
This film has been talked about by everyone on the internet because of how dark it is. Pixar doesn't usually do dark films, sure, but I don't see it as much of an achievement. Anyone could make a dark film by adding a filter and having a dad die. In fact, Pixar's already done it numerous times before.
This film made me laugh, the fact that some kid had his dad die in the dumbest way possible and the way the sequence was edited was hilarious to me.
The short-film is basically a flashback; the main character is just some old cowboy with no cheek-fat having an emotionally breakdown on a cliff where his dad died. While having this breakdown he accidentally falls down the cliff like a klutz because he was too busy watch those flashbacks.
The flashbacks play like this: So the kid and his dad are being chased by bandits that disappear after the main characters' cart tips over by a cliff. We never see the bandits again. The kid's dad is hanging over the cliff and the kid tries to reach for him and fails.
As a last resort the kid's dad hand's him a rifle to pull himself upwards, but the kid put is finger on the trigger of the rifle as he's pulling his dad up and the camera goes to a reaction shot of the dad making an "OH"-face as he gets shot point-blank by his klutz son. I heard 'Hide and Seek' by Imogen Heap quietly playing in the back of my mind as that happened.
I couldn't find this dramatic of emotionally gripping as everyone else, mostly because there wasn't much character development in the span of the short-film. And I find Pixar's attempt at trying to stay on top of other animation studios laughable.
If you and a group of friends want a good laugh out of something supposedly serious and dark, watch this film.