TITLE: Elephants Dream
SCORE: 4 /5
Advertised as the world's first fully open source movie (from the Blender Foundation), Elephants Dream includes two features: a trailer for an 11-minute fantasy movie, and the aforementioned movie itself. The plot, as detailed from iTunes,
"Elephants Dream is the story of two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protege Emo.
As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect."
RECOMMENDATION: An engaging and surreal storyline coupled with some truly imaginative, beautiful 3D animations makes this a given for anyone that likes fantasy-oriented short films (especially the dystopian/apocalyptic kind)