22 February 2014 | bob the moo
Adult Swim viewers will be right at home in this daft animation
"My name is Christopher Bosh, and I refuse this". If this line seems funny to you then you're in for a treat here because this animation is very much about the deliberate absurdity and pointlessness of the Adult Swim channel, with the animation and humor perfectly fitting that sort of output. Of course this isn't everyone's cup of tea and it is crazy for the sake of it, but for me I enjoyed it. The plot has Chris Bosh (who we know best as an above average power forward for the Miami Heat) be actually a creature from another dimension who is seeking refuge from a reality in which a villain killed his father. However, when that same villain threatens to take over the internet, a wolf spirit enters the body of Mike Miller and as well as scoring seven 3-point shots, convinces Bosh to fake injury against the Indiana Pacers in game 1 (even though they are already exhausted from a grueling series versus the Knicks), leave the game and return to his home dimension to defeat the villain.
That's the plot and the animation is a mix of live action and rigid animation but yet it works because it is frankly so damn silly it is hard to hate. It does help if you are an Adult Swim viewer because this is the sort of stuff that works best on that channel but the daft content and connection to reality is so engaging that I found it hard to hate even if it did seem to be deliberately oddball and silly. I have no idea of the various legal discussions this film must have had to be allowed to still be screened (use of NBA player images and names, clips from real NBA footage etc etc) but it appears to have been allowed – again perhaps because it is so silly that it could never damage the brand. I hope Bosh is OK with it because it makes him a really good sport if he is, but even still it is ridiculous, silly, stupid and, if you go with it, fun.