Bolívar El Héroe
Bolívar El Héroe (English: Bolívar The Hero) is a Colombian animated movie made in 2003 that tries to make an homage to Simón Bolívar, a liberator who is a very important figure in South America's history.
The movie talks (apparently) about the birth, life and work of Simón Bolívar.
Why It Sucks
- Poor grasp of the source material.
- Lazy animation. In fact, some characters and animals are copy-pasted and the creators didn't bothered in doing complex expressions. The most infamous scene is the one with the "Cloned Horses".
- They tried to make an anime-esque movie, due to Japanese anime like Dragon Ball Z, but failed miserably.
- Baby Simón pees in the face of his first tutor.
- The colors are way out of place, examples being the horses looking like toy horses due to being in colors that real horses are not and Simón having purple hair.
- The violence is incredibly graphic, even for children's film standards. This by itself is not bad, but it happens a lot.
- The creators wanted to simplify the history of Simón Bolívar and invented characters. For example: Simón Bolívar in this movie gets a generic rival named "Tiránico" (Tyranic). What kind of parents would give their son that name?
- The movie itself killed the Animation industry in Colombia.
- The movie was considered lost for quite some time, due to the producer deciding to delete the whole movie out of shame, and gained a cult status. In 2015, YouTube user A. Ariza, uploaded the whole movie, along with another one by the same company called Deus Ex Magnífica.
- The dubbing of the movie is quite good.
- Bolívar el Héroe. Película Completa, 2003.
Bolívar El Héroe in full
- Film Renegado - Bolívar El Héroe
El Film Renegado's solo review
- SOBREVIVIENDO A- Bolívar el Héroe (Feat JP 5 Minutos y Joako21)
El Film Renegado, JP 5 Minutos & Joako21's joint review
- CRÍTICO HISTÉRICO - Bolivar el héroe
Crítico Histérico's review