Rated: PG Reviewed by: Chris Release date: September 19, 2008 Released by: The Weinstein Company
This animated film starring the voices of John Cusack and Molly Shannon brings a few smiles, but lacks any real charm.
Igor (voice of Cusack) is a hunchbacked laboratory assistant who has enormous eyes, little skinny legs and an impish look. He dreams of hitting the big time by developing a new creature on his own.
Director Tony Leondis (Lilo & Stitch 2) has a unique story to tell, but it's not dark enough to be scary, or silly enough to be real fun.
John Clease, the voice of the master scientist who Igor takes over from, has a big experiment that goes wrong when his creature (Shannon) turns out sweet, not the evil monster he hoped for.
There are many characters and storylines which follow, a neat cloud-covered town called Malaria and some cool songs. Nothing is really bad about Igor - it's just not special enough to capture any imagination.