create account

Klaus: when a good deed changes everything by olivera-despina

View this thread on steemit.com
· @olivera-despina · (edited)
$11.94
Klaus: when a good deed changes everything
*“What am I gonna do? Stay forever in this little town? Hanging out with an old woodsman? Surrounded by crazy people? Never wanting anything more?”*

https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/Klaus-on-Netflix-review-1204901.jpg?r=1573824163100

To tell you the truth, I don’t like Christmas stories and Christmas movies. Yes, and I consider modern Christmas and New Year per se to be no more than an annual global marketing campaign. That's why the animated movie "Klaus" surprised me in a good way. I did not expect that my husband would offer to watch it: he, too, is not a fan of "sugary" festive films.

And now I realize it was smart not to refuse! I will not dwell on the visual value of the cartoon: you will not surprise anyone with spectacular graphics. I will be focused on the plot and the atmosphere. 

"Klaus" is an alternative story of the world's best-known old man. Quite unexpectedly, the narration is led not from the title character's point of view and not even on behalf of the child. The story focuses on the careless graduate of the Postal Academy, the spoiled son of wealthy parents named Jesper. The young man’s father, the head of the post office in an unnamed Scandinavian country, belatedly takes up the education of his son and sends him to establish a mail service to a remote island, lost among the fogs. There Jesper will get neither his favorite coffee, nor sweet wines, nor silk sheets. All he sees are disgusting weather, deadly boredom and aggressive residents, whose favorite pastime is massive wall-to-wall fights, but not hospitality.

http://i1.wp.com/www.cgmeetup.net/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Klaus-5.jpg

Only if the number of letters sent from the post office reaches six thousand, will Jesper be allowed to return to his parental home and get a less extreme job. But what can a novice postman do, if *curses* are all that the inhabitants of the island send to each other?
https://www.itsnicethat.com/system/files/112019/5dcc2da37fa44c28de0009cd/images_slice_large/sergio_pablos_klaus_netflix_animation_itsnicethatKlaus_Concept_Art_post_office_interior_color_08a.png?1573662820

Looking for a distraction, Jesper goes to get acquainted with the lonely lumberjack Klaus, who lives on the opposite end of the island. The mighty old man, initially frightening Jesper with his grim look, reveals two features - a huge collection of clockwork toys and a love for children. To fulfill his father’s plan for the letters sent, the guy persuades local kids to ask the old man for a gift and promises to deliver their requests to Klaus. But soon influential people of the city will find out about this, and they will not like the postman's activity... 

In an hour and a half, we will see how one good deed gives rise to a chain of events that completely transforms the gloomy town and all its "crazy" inhabitants, and it looks quite believable because each of us can recall at least one or two similar stories from real life. Actually, there are very few miracles and magic in the picture. If we omit some rare fairy-tale conventions, such as the abnormal jumping abilities of reindeer, we can imagine that sometime in the nineteenth century a similar story could well have occurred, so we willingly believe in it. The movie even explains where Santa's red outfits come from.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJZ_9v8VAAAo4LQ.jpg

The cartoon does not avoid serious topics, such as hostility against the background of centuries-old prejudices, the loss of loved ones, obsolete traditions that only prevent people from living, the indifference of parents to children and even the flight of talents from small cities. Humor in places is rather jarring and borders on a social satire that makes Klaus related to the famous works of Tim Burton (it seems that the restrained colors and the eerie look of adult islanders are also a reference to them).

If you want to see how reason and kindness defeat brute force, this cartoon is for you. The anger of ill-wishers "breaks off" about the ingenuity of Jesper and his new friend, and laughter and children's curiosity triumph over stupidity and obscurantism, not without reason a new life on the island begins with children. Even the school is being revived thanks to the little ones, refuting the myth that children will never learn of their own free will.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EME_Z6eUcAAvZSl.jpg

"Klaus" is a truly family-friendly cartoon that carries a charge of a good mood for both adults and children. He will remind adults that it’s good to revise some values ​​and traditions from time to time and that you don’t have to take yourself too seriously, will give children thought about choosing a life path, about the value of each, even the smallest act, and that “silk sheets” are, of course, it’s beautiful and healthy, but it’s unlikely that love for them should determine our fate. It is also important that the selfish Jesper understands the importance of friendship and cohesion - in brief, he grows up. Luckily, all these things are shown without any edification.

And also those who complain about the lack of a festive mood have a chance to feel by the end of the movie, for it's for sure very inspiring.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4729430/
Critic: AAA
👍  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and 280 others
👎  
properties (23)
post_id83,018,364
authorolivera-despina
permlinkklaus-when-a-good-deed-changes-everything
categorycinema
json_metadata{"tags":["tv","movies","netflix","review","animation","comedy","aaa"],"image":["https:\/\/cdn.images.express.co.uk\/img\/dynamic\/36\/590x\/Klaus-on-Netflix-review-1204901.jpg?r=1573824163100","http:\/\/i1.wp.com\/www.cgmeetup.net\/home\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/06\/Klaus-5.jpg","https:\/\/www.itsnicethat.com\/system\/files\/112019\/5dcc2da37fa44c28de0009cd\/images_slice_large\/sergio_pablos_klaus_netflix_animation_itsnicethatKlaus_Concept_Art_post_office_interior_color_08a.png?1573662820","https:\/\/pbs.twimg.com\/media\/EJZ_9v8VAAAo4LQ.jpg","https:\/\/pbs.twimg.com\/media\/EME_Z6eUcAAvZSl.jpg"],"app":"steemit\/0.1","format":"markdown","links":["https:\/\/www.imdb.com\/title\/tt4729430\/"]}
created2020-01-01 20:27:06
last_update2020-01-01 20:30:57
depth0
children2
net_rshares39,825,952,738,332
last_payout2020-01-08 20:27:06
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value6.003 SBD
curator_payout_value5.935 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length5,275
author_reputation27,192,206,173,573
root_title"Klaus: when a good deed changes everything"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (345)
@steemitboard ·
Congratulations @olivera-despina! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

<table><tr><td><img src="https://steemitimages.com/60x70/http://steemitboard.com/@olivera-despina/posts.png?202001012122"></td><td>You published more than 200 posts. Your next target is to reach 250 posts.</td></tr>
</table>

<sub>_You can view [your badges on your Steem Board](https://steemitboard.com/@olivera-despina) and compare to others on the [Steem Ranking](https://steemitboard.com/ranking/index.php?name=olivera-despina)_</sub>
<sub>_If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word_ `STOP`</sub>


To support your work, I also upvoted your post!


###### [Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness](https://v2.steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=steemitboard&approve=1) to get one more award and increased upvotes!
👍  
properties (23)
post_id83,020,099
authorsteemitboard
permlinksteemitboard-notify-olivera-despina-20200101t220814000z
categorycinema
json_metadata{"image":["https:\/\/steemitboard.com\/img\/notify.png"]}
created2020-01-01 22:08:12
last_update2020-01-01 22:08:12
depth1
children0
net_rshares60,999,641,561
last_payout2020-01-08 22:08:12
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length917
author_reputation30,745,232,229,959
root_title"Klaus: when a good deed changes everything"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@sergey44 ·
great post, have a good day and mood
👍  
properties (23)
post_id83,192,574
authorsergey44
permlinkq3q51y
categorycinema
json_metadata{"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2020-01-07 06:37:12
last_update2020-01-07 06:37:12
depth1
children0
net_rshares48,994,656,497
last_payout2020-01-14 06:37:12
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length36
author_reputation17,828,348,345,396
root_title"Klaus: when a good deed changes everything"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)