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Review: 'Wendell & Wild' a fun watch

Wendell & Wild

"Wendell & Wild" is now showing on Netflix.  Photo from Netflix

Juanita Kelly-Hill

Four and a Half out of Five Stars

Juanita Kelly-Hill
Staff Writer

Monday night I was scrolling through Netflix looking for a new movie to watch when I came across “Wendell & Wild.”

“Wendell & Wild” is a Netflix original that was released Oct. 28, 2022 and created by Jordan Peele and Henry Selick.

The movie is described as “Caroline” meets “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Not only does it reach the standards of both movies, but it also has an important message that both teens and adults can learn from.

“Wendell & Wild” is a stop-motion horror comedy that features a 13-year-old punk-rock girl who lost her parents when she was 8 years old and spent her days living in guilt.

Kat ended up in a juvenile center until she was released due to a program geared toward giving juveniles a second chance. She landed back in her hometown where she has to face her memories, past traumas, and … personal demons, Wendell and Wild.

Wendell and Wild are scheming demon brothers who yearn to reach the “Land of the Living,” which trick Kat into summoning them. Because they have their own selfish agenda upon arriving, things take a turn for them quickly.

The movie was a fun watch and I’m disappointed that Netflix didn’t give this film the promo it deserved. I think the movie has opened the door for more modern stop-motion films to be executed.

There was also a cool end-credit scene that I think people should watch.

I know whenever I see Monkeypaw Productions at the beginning of a film, it is going to check all boxes off the list. I rate this movie 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

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