23 November 2004 | bicgus1
Spoiled by the "updating" to present times.
Patoruzito comics -as well as Patoruzu's-, were the best readings I recall from my childhood. This comics were just great, and I can remember myself waiting anxiously for the next episode (they used to have a precise date of next episode written). I'm talking about the late '60s; however, it was by the end of that decade that the last and best ones appeared, because from that time on, they started to "bias" from their original standard... and not precisely for good. This is not a subjective appreciation, but an objective one, and the best proof of this is the value each old magazine has: the price for those published after 1970 drops vertically while all previous to that year are quite expensive (I managed to buy some of them recently, and they were not only indeed expensive, but incredibly difficult to find as well) Needless to say, this same thing happened to the movie: it's characters are FAR from the original. The most captivating (and central) character used to be Isidorito; any serious collector will at once agree on this. In the movie Isidorito appears older and slightly naughty, while in the originals he was just MUCH younger and TERRIBLY naughty. This lack alone is enough to ruin any script, however there are new characters which never before had appeared. As far as I can tell, there are only two characters that are completely faithful to the original and they are "Chiquizuel" and "Chupamiel"; all the rest has suffered some kind of biasing. As for the movie, I must say that I took the "task" to watch it all, because at no time did I feel captivated by the script (my 5 year old daughter liked it however). Oddly enough, the technical aspects of the film are indeed very good and well done. Because of all these, I am not rating this movie; this yes would be a subjective rate. However, the truth must be said that it's actual rating of 1.9 at the time I am writing this is in no way fair: the movie is just much better than what that number suggests, although in no way does it raise over average.