Review: All Hail INVADER ZIM: ENTER THE FLORPUS

FIRST IMPRESSION

Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus brings the humor but steals the show with some amazing visuals.
Writing
Animation

First Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and now Netflix releases a new Invader Zim movie, Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus. Is Netflix in the middle of a nostalgic Nickelodeon revival? Thought Rocko’s Modern Life was often full of heartfelt moments, Invader Zim was known more for its bizarre characters and outrageous humor. Will this style of presentation still work for Invader Zim more than ten years after the show has ended?

Summary

Maniacal laughter? Diabolical plans? A wacky robot sidekick? And a Florpus Hole … thing? Alert Dib Membrane: Invader Zim is back.

Invader Zim

Writing

First thing it’s important to realize is, this movie is funny. The comedy of the original series is back and still hold the same power to entertain as before. The over the top demeanor of Zim, the totally random antics of Gir, and the obsessive nature of Dib are still enjoyable to watch today. It’s good to know the characters still had some juice in them even after all these years.

It’s hard not to compare this film to Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling but since the releases are so close together it seems inevitable. Though Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus doesn’t have the same deeper and more powerful emotional impact as Rocko’s Modern Life there still seems to be some development worth noting. Gaz seems to be more fleshed out as a character who wishes to participate in the action more and there is even a side plot of Dib trying to earn his father’s respect which is actually quite touching. There is a lot to enjoy in this movie, to say the least.

Invader Zim

Animation

The movie employs a bunch of different animation styles to help with the storytelling. It opens with an anime inspired visual which Dib uses to explain the backstory. Later in the film as a bizarre plot point occurs, a multitude of different styles are utilized all at once to showcase how reality itself is coming apart. It’s a method of visual storytelling which has been used before but when executed properly like in Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus, it leaves a lasting impression.

Conclusion

Though not as grandiose in its message as Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus is still a whole lot of fun. It’s a movie fans will want to watch multiple times to experience not only the humor but definitely the visual presentation. Even if you never saw the original show, if you are a fan of animation you owe it to yourself to check this film out. ZIM COMMANDS IT!

Invader Zim

TRENDING THIS WEEK

What We Do In The Shadows | Season 2: Changing Preview | FX

The more he feeds. The more he needs. Colin’s getting stronger when What We Do In The Shadows returns 4/15 on FX. Next day on FX on Hulu. Subscribe now for more What We Do in the Shadows clips: http://bit.ly/SubscribeFX What We Do in the Shadows follows four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of…

Outlander | Ep. 7 Clip ‘Roger Sings Clementine’ | Season 5

Roger sings for his son in this clip from Season 5, Episode 7. Watch new episodes of Outlander Sundays only on STARZ. #Outlander #STARZ Watch Outlander now on the STARZ App: https://starz.tv/32s4aGT Subscribe now for more Outlander content: http://bit.ly/1kalhP0 Like Outlander on Facebook:http://starz.tv/OutlanderFacebookYT Follow Outlander on Twitter: http://bit.ly/OutlanderTwitterYT Follow Outlander on Instagram: http://starz.tv/OutlanderInstagramYT Outlander is…

Breeders | Season 1 Ep. 7: No Exit Preview | FX

It's half term and Luke is responsible for taking Lenny the class bear on an adventure. Lenny has been to Italy, Peru and beyond, but Paul can't even manage to get the family and the godforsaken bear out of the house to the local park. Subscribe now for more Breeders clips: http://bit.ly/SubscribeFX FX’s Breeders is…

Hunters Cast Reacts to Behind the Scenes Photos

The cast and crew looks back on some behind the scenes photos from season 1 of Hunters. Gotta love that photo of Logan Lerman and Al Pacino. Watch Now on Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/huntersonprime SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/PrimeVideoSubscribe About Hunters: Inspired by true events, HUNTERS follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City…

I Know This Much Is True: Official Teaser | HBO

A family saga between twins in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness. Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb,and adapted and directed by Derek Cianfrance, I Know This Much Is True starring Mark Ruffalo premieres May 10. #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrue #IKTMIT Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7 Don’t have HBO? Order Now: https://itsh.bo/GetHBONow Get…

Next on Episode 6 | Black Monday | Season 2

A new client presents a moral quandary for Dawn. Mo, Blair, and Keith (Paul Scheer) chase down leads while Tiff has an identity crisis. Starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall. Watch Black Monday on Sundays at 10/9c only on SHOWTIME. Stream 30 days for FREE. Try SHOWTIME now! https://www.sho.com/stream-showtime #BlackMonday Subscribe to the…

Autism: The Sequel (2020) | Official Trailer | HBO

Revisiting the subjects of the 2007 Emmy-winning documentary Autism: The Musical, Autism: The Sequel offers a heartwarming inside look into the daily challenges and triumphs of adults on the autism spectrum. Watch the new documentary April 28 at 9PM on HBO. In 2006, HBO debuted the 2007 Emmy®-winning Autism: The Musical, a poignant, heartwarming film…

The Innocence Files | Official Trailer | Netflix

Through the lens of The Evidence, The Witness and The Prosecution, The Innocence Files shines a powerful light on the untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the nonprofit organization the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have uncovered and worked tirelessly to overturn. The Innocence Files is executive produced…
Avatar
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here