(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

BRIAN AND CHARLES is expanded from a 2017 12-minute film, and serves as evidence that some shorts do not expand well. The plot has almost nothing to do with the premise (an eccentric character builds a robot), which has become more of a MacGuffin. The plot could just as easily have centered around an eccentric character and a younger brother. And there are some inconsistencies that were introduced in the expansion. For example, why is all the introductory material being filmed as a documentary. Are we to believe it is all a documentary, or is that aspect dropped early on? It seemed a promising idea, but was very disappointing.

Released theatrically 17 June 2022. Rating: 0 (-4 to +4) or 4/10

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