Lava is an sci-fi apocalyptic adult cartoon film by Ayar Blasco, and I must say, I did not know what I was getting into.
The film follows a lonely tattoo artist named Débora (played by Janeane Garofalo) and her friends. One day, while the gang got together watching an episode of Gain of Clones, the world gets hijacked by aliens who use technology to control humanity. Débora and her friends try to find out how to save the world from the mind-controlling aliens, while things just keep getting crazier on their adventure.
When watching Lava, there were many moments where I was like “what in the hell is going on?!”, as the film progressed I got hooked because I was curious how it was going to end. Lava was also funny because I was caught off guard with certain moments while watching the film. All I can say is that I was entertained when watching this movie.
The animation for the film was good. It reminded me of some cartoons I would use to watch on Adult Swim or Comedy Central. The only thing that was off-putting about the animation was the dubbing because it was noticeable.
When it comes to the voice acting, in my opinion, it was a bit rough. There were many times when I was watching the film and hear some of the characters talk I would go “why?”. I’ve only watched the English dub, but I wonder how much of a huge difference it would’ve been if I watched it in Spanish. Also, some of the dubbing’s audio of some characters sounded off, but it could be because we’re in a pandemic so they had to record in certain ways.
Overall, Lava is a fun flick that I recommend watching with your friends and having a drink. If you have the option to watch it in Spanish with subtitles, then I would recommend doing that, but hey, it might be a different experience for you. Lava is definitely a film you should rent out and give it a watch.
Lava is available digital on March 15th on Amazon, InDemand, iTunes, Google Play, DirecTV, AT&T, Vimeo on Demand, FANDANGO.