Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus Review - 8 Ups & 1 Down


1. The Florpus Itself Is Kind Of An Afterthought

Invader Zim

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus is an overall terrific animated experience. However, if there's one nitpick to be had, it's the titular space anomaly known as the Florpus.

Despite being the Invader Zim film's namesake, the Florpus - a vortex with the ability to swallow planets and merge realities - actually ends up being pretty inconsequential as far as the actual plot was concerned. After all, seeing as how there was already a present world-ending threat in the form of the Irken armada - whose mothership alone can destroy several planets in a fraction of the time as Starkiller Base can - a glorified black hole does seem just a little superfluous.

Granted, such a dynamic can create a "rock and a hard place" scenario, however, much of the focus was on the armada's approach, with the Florpus feeling like little more than an afterthought when all was said and done.

However, that's not to say the Florpus was not without merit. As we'll see in a bit, the clashing of realities opened the door for some pretty fun experimentation and all around creativity regarding the film's animation and visual style. Still, as a plot device, it falls short.

And now to the positives...


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