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Oranges: Revenge of the Eggplant (2005)

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Oranges: Revenge of the Eggplant is an awesomely silly fruit puppet movie, quite possibly the only film of it's kind.  Mike Stoklasa and Rich Evans spent countless hours painting fruit, designing huge sets and filming this comedic masterpiece.  The story is interesting enough to keep the film moving and there's plenty of action.  The lighting, filming, editing and script are all well done making Oranges: Revenge of the Eggplant a very successful accomplishment for a movie that really set itself up to be difficult to film.  I'm really blown away by the detail that these guys put into the set design!  Watching the "Making Of" feature on the DVD gave me an even better idea of the scale of this project, but even before seeing the bonus features, it was clear that these guys really put in the work to make this film look good.

The movie begins by throwing you into the action of a war in the Middle Eastern city of Bananstan.  People of Middle Eastern decent are portrayed by bananas, while white guys are portrayed by oranges and apples represent the black guys.  An aged and racist orange named Dr. Sunkyst helps the orange troops defeat the Banana army before heading home to return to teaching class at the local university where he constantly underestimates the intelligence of his only apple student, Jerome.  It is at the university that the Evil Eggplant puts his dastardly plan to create havoc at the science fair into action.  The resulting mayhem includes lots of action and even an attack by brainless fruit zombies!

Oranges: Revenge of the Eggplant  is an entertaining, unique, well made movie filled with silly fun.  If you enjoy animation or if you like silly comedy, you should definitely check out this film!  You can even pick it up for a really good price from the distributor's website: Tempe DVD and they have a bunch of other movies at great prices too, so you can pick up several films for around $20.

Gore-o-meter rating: 5 out of 5
(Massive fruity gore!)

Skin-o-meter: 0 out of 5 (no skin...but there's some peel!)