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Chip Potatoe the Super Potato

by 24/Bevan

After defeating many challenging villains in battle, Chip Potatoe must face his deadliest opponent yet: his own father. There's just one problem: Chip no longer believes in himself, and needs to talk to a therapist.


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Shit my balls this was weird. From the animated imagery that cut into the film throughout (and honestly, I'd love to see what you could do with a proper animated film) to the potato suit that bursts into sight within 20 seconds of the film starting, we were in for a wild ride.

Therapy sessions are often the death knell for 48Hours and I'm not going to lie it was the main thing that held the film back for me. The issue with therapy films is they just generally come across as people sitting down talking, which makes it hard to present an engaging film even with visual flourishes or strong jokes, which this film had.

I liked that the team did their best to subvert the superhero genre, and the actor in the potato suit in particular did a great job as a cranky been there done that former saviour of the world. Even nukes won't stop him, but his dad's words will...

The final confrontation with the father just made things finish with a bonkers flourish, but I just feel like there was a missed opportunity here given the team's wonderful sense of humour and visual ability, that something (a film) more energetic than static would have elevated proceedings, a lot.

Story: 1.5/5
Technical: 2.5/5
Elements: 2/5
Overall: 1.5/5

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