To quote FOX’s series description, Son of Zorn (Sundays, 8:30/7:0C) is a hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.
In tomorrow night’s special preview – following the NFL doubleheader (8/7C) – we meet Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) as he and his animated companions thwart yet another attack on Zephyria before heading back to Orange County for his son’s seventeenth birthday. The fun begins almost immediately and never lets up through the entire half-hour.
Due to pressing circumstances, I was unable to attend the advance screening for The Angry Birds Movie and thus missed seeing it in 3D. After hearing a lot of negative things, I was completely unprepared for watching the 2D DVD release and enjoying it.
For a movie about the then fastest man alive, Race certainly takes its time – the story of how Jesse Owens became the winner of four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics of 1936 makes up its more dawdling sections with unexpected (frequently truth is stranger than fiction) details and a strong performance by Stephan James.
While Owens’ story hits a lot of familiar sports movie beats, the moments of pure truth that require those beats overcome the movie’s moments of familiarity.