Atlantis is the reason I know my four basic food groups: beans, bacon, whiskey and lard.
It’s also where I learnt the duplicitous nature of people I don’t know, and how badass a woman I could become. Welcome to the Atlantis: The Lost Empire appreciation review.
Sitting down to watch Atlantis is quite possibly the easiest task I can ever do in life. It begins a bit goofily, and in an all too familiar setting for those of us who share our passions and don’t get reciprocity from those we look up to. It then plunges to a new depth and introduces the child version of me to the notorious adventure genre with a slice of whodunnit hard boiled suave that I latched onto. The femme fatale is a smart, highly capable no-bullshit lieutenant who got done dirty as all femme fatales do.The fabulous Audrey Ramírez had me dreaming of being a no nonsense mechanic, and Vinny was a spark of life fueled by nitroglycerin. This man rated double parking as horrible as robbing graves and tbh, true. Though he is the person who described a vast assortment of pyrotechnics as office supplies so he and Audrey are kinda the heroes to aspire to be. Not gonna lie, the Mole is mysterious and freaks me out, but he fits the part and who needs more. To say that the character representation is diverse would be an understatement.
The plot is filled with crosses, and double crosses, and legends galore. Explosions and literal fireflies, camping and submarines bigger than you can imagine eaten by bigger fishies. To say it is fantastic isn’t enough. I urge you to watch this excessively quotable movie with all the enthusiasm Dr Joshua Stongbear Sweet has for his bone saw. But I can guarantee you it’ll take longer than he can saw through a femur.
AND I CANNOT TELL YOU ENOUGH ABOUT ATLANTIS. PLEASE WATCH IT FOR THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE ALONE.
By the end of it you’ll have learnt to clean your hands and keep them off other peoples dirt, which is basically the basis for COVID hygiene.
Go forth and watch, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.