MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA REVIEWED
“My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea” plays like an underground comic with modern nerd sensibilities. It’s also the freshest independent animation that I’ve seen in years. Shots can imitate the Charlie Brown gang dancing or a classic 8-bit fighter gamer. All the while, the animation moves with fluidity while looking simple. Most of the movie plays like a far too graphic Poseidon Adventure. But, that’s the beauty of the piece.
As our heroes try to raise through the ranks of the school, they don’t do it because it’s obligated. They want to leave the popular kids behind to be eaten by sharks. The title is pretty direct. After an earthquake knocks their High School into the Sea, these high schoolers are fighting not to drown. While the cast is rather fun, I enjoy seeing them play to the characters. It helps make what looks like an art school kid’s senior thesis come to life.
While not one of my favorite movies of the year, this was probably one of my favorite discoveries.
- Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Dash Shaw
- Short Films By Dash Shaw
- The Art Of My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea
- Theatrical Trailer
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 1/23/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Supplemental Material - 93%93%
- Film Score - 94%94%
The Plot Thus Far
From cartoonist Dash Shaw comes an audacious, critically-acclaimed comedy debut that blends disaster movies, teen dramas and blockbuster clichés into a dazzling tale about how high school shapes who we become, even in the most unusual of circumstances.
Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School, muckraking on behalf of their widely distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of an administration cover-up that puts all of the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye.