In the Kingdom of Malaria, evil is good business. Each year the kingdom hosts an Evil Science Fair showcasing the diabolical inventions that Malaria’s thirteen evil scientists have spent the year creating. King Malbert, Malaria’s leader, then kindly informs the rest of the world that the winning Evil Invention will be unleashed on them unless they cough up an exorbitant amount of money.
So the world pays and Malaria prospers. But it wasn’t always this way. Once a bright and happy place of fertile fields, Malaria was plunged into darkness when strange clouds moved in and never left, eventually causing the crops to die and Malaria’s citizens to lose hope.
However, the business of Evil brought prosperity back to the kingdom, and the Evil Scientists who annually battle each other to produce the winning invention are Malaria’s most prominent citizens. And then there are the Evil Scientist’s trusty lab assistants – also known as Igor’s. In a land of mad scientists and diabolical inventions, what do you do when you’re born with a hunch on your back? You become an Igor.
A twist on the classic monster movie, this one tells the story of one ghoulie who’s sick of being a lowly lab assistant and dreams of becoming a scientist. When his cruel master kicks the bucket a week before the annual Evil Science Fair, Igor finally gets his chance. With the help of two of his experimental creations – Brain, a brain in a jar who’s a little light on brains, and Scamper, a cynical bunny brought back from being road kill, Igor embarks on building the most evil invention of all time, a ferocious monster unlike any that’s ever been cobbled together by a nutty professor.
Unfortunately, instead of turning out evil, the monster turns out as Eva, a giant aspiring actress who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Just when the load on his back can’t get any heavier, Igor and his band of monstrous misfits uncover an evil plot that threatens their world. Now, they must fight to save it and prove that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Featuring the voice talents of John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, James Lipton, Molly Shannon and Christian Slater, this little Igor is a smart confection peppered with likable characters – especially Cleese as ‘Mather’.
While much of the comedy covers a smart adult-child arc, giving it a dual accessibility at the box office, Igor will go down a treat with the 7 to10 age group – a probably with a good few over-50 Dads as well.