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Igor Review

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Igor, a hunchbacked minion, dreams of being a mad scientist.

★★★★★

This clumsy CGI fantasy is set in the kingdom of Malaria, whose economy is built around a mad science fair. Igor (voiced by John Cusack), a hunchbacked minion, dreams of being a mad scientist in the way a rodent might dream of being a chef. He creates Eva (Molly Shannon), a monster who wants to be an actress, and a bad mad scientist (Eddie Izzard) schemes to steal her so he can win the fair and overthrow the King (Jay Leno). You can guess the rest, down to vocal contortions from Jennifer Coolidge and Steve Buscemi (as a suicidal but unkillable rabbit).

Igor is heavily indebted to the Tim Burton school of kindergarten Gothic, but severely lacking in spark.