Giants of La Mancha review

Carlos Albuquerque
1 min readApr 15, 2024

If I had a nickel for everytime a movie based on Don Quixote was released in the 2020's… I’d have two nickels. Which isn’t a lot, but it’d be weird that it happened twice.

Overall, this movie is not pleasing to the eyes, having a CGI style with unflattering character designs; the fact that the 2D concept art in the credits is so lively only makes this a bigger sin. If it has one redeeming quality, it’s the depiction of Spain’s mountains, which look gorgeous.

Some odd creative decisions include having the Panzas be scientists, one of the henchmen having a weirdly swolen neck, three imaginary rabbits that have no impact in the plot and a jittery rate frame that makes movements look bizarre and unnatural.

The villain is a generic cliché and the story doesn’t seem consistent with how ruthless he is given a scene I won’t spoil. This movie has an environmentalist message, though it’s also anti-gentrification so kudos I guess.

Overall a disjointed mess.