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MOVIE REVIEW: Foosball: The Unbeatables

 
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Directed by: Juan Jose Campanella
 
Produced by: Juan Jose Campanella, Gaston Gorali, Mercedes Gamero, Mikel Lejarza, Jorge Estrada Mora, Manuel Polanco
 
Written By: Juan Jose Campanella, Gaston Gorali, Eduardo Sacheri
 
Starring: Rupert Grint, Eve Posonby, Anthony Head, Darren Boyd, Diego Ramos
 
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Notable animation advantage and good storyline

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The story was a bit predictable


Since the breakout victories of the Philippine Azkals, Filipinos have grown to love Football – or as well call it here, Soccer – and it had been a beloved ball game right behind Basketball. To all those cardio loving and ball kicking fans out there, Foosball: The Unbeatables is a movie you’d definitely have to […]

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Posted October 9, 2014 by

 
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Since the breakout victories of the Philippine Azkals, Filipinos have grown to love Football – or as well call it here, Soccer – and it had been a beloved ball game right behind Basketball. To all those cardio loving and ball kicking fans out there, Foosball: The Unbeatables is a movie you’d definitely have to watch.

Official Movie poster of Foosball: The Unbeatables

Official Movie poster of Foosball: The Unbeatables

The Argentinean-Spanish film was written and directed by Juan J. Campanella and aired during the latter months of 2013. Due to its $25m box office hit in Spain and various European countries, the movie was dubbed in English in United Kingdom spearheaded by Ruper Grint (voice actor of Amadeo). The film is about Amadeo – the hero of the story – is the average-looking guy who has a passionate love for foosball. Although he has never kicked a soccer-ball in his life before, Amadeo compensated with his godly foosball skills and defeated Grosso, the bully. Few years later, Grosso comes back for revenge and puts Amadeo in a pinch. To help save town and his love interest, Laura, Amadeo goes to an unexpected adventure with his plastic foosball who came to life.

The first few minutes of the story was a bit dull for my taste but the animation and the 3D movements of the characters were notable. It’s a common story of David versus Goliath with Goliath being a narcissistic douche, bulging biceps and white teeth smile. The sequences of the film was also amazing as it gave emphasizes to details like how Dreamworks or Pixar does. In terms of comedy, it came out predictable at first but the transition in each scene started to go smoothly with every joke. Although the ending might have been a little predictable, the message of the story was delivered fairly to the audience. What I liked most about it is how the creators and animators took the audience back to the time where playing outside is better than playing online.

It’s a nice family film to watch with your youngsters especially if you’re looking for films to take you back to your childhood days. The movie was able to explore different values that have long gone since the age of technology. It reminds children today that even without your gadgets, you can have genuine fun in the sun (or in a foosball table). Underdogs, as its name in United Kingdom, is a hilarious movie that explores the significance of teamwork, passion, perseverance, and friendship.

Foosball: The Unbeatables has kicked its way to the hearts of the viewers that will leave you with effortless laughs and cheer on the next goal.


Euni Salvador

 
Euni is as passionate in games (and pop culture) as she is invested in ships that will never sail.


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