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Phantom Boy is a 2015 animated fantasy film directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol and written by Alain Gagnol.
- While the animation is decent, the visuals seem extremely stiff, especially since you can see the lighting flinch.
- Apparently, if you're sleeping, you can somewhat have your soul transport out of your body, and you can go anywhere. The problem is, you can't stay out there too long or you'll fade away. The problem is, this happens to Leo, but after his sister reads a story to him, he comes back alive, thus, breaking the rules.
- Alex can also do the same thing, but that only happens for one scene. So, instead, he enslaves Leo to watch over her wife while she stops The Face (yes, that's the name of the villain).
- The Face's design is absolutely hideous. And the problem, we never get to know why. The whole premise of The Face is that he wants to shut down New York just for the fun of it and wants everyone to hear his sob story of how his face is messed up, which never happens.
- The rest of the character designs look like they're either from Korean or Chinese, despite being set in the US.
- We never know why or how Leo became sick, or even what kind of sickness he has.
- Leo is aware of the fact that he can transport his soul out of his body, ruining the whole premise.
- The Face cannot install a virus just to shut down the power of New York, it doesn't work that way.
- Alex yells at Leo, just because Leo asked him so many questions, and the worst part? This is the first time they meet each other, showing that they had a bumpy start with their relationship.
- The action scenes are extremely boring and slog on just for filler. They don't even feel like action, they're just characters running away from others, and that's it. Sometimes, there is punches and kicks, but that too isn't really interesting.
- The Face's dog is extremely annoying. He never stops barking in a high-pitched voice, which will get on your last nerve.
- Alex's boss gets mad at him all because he nearly failed to save a supermarket for crashing down, although failing to realize he saved people from the market. He also never believes in him, and fires Alex just because Alex tried to persuade him about The Face.
- Alex's wife almost gets mad at Alex for saving her life.
- Decent animation.
- Some jokes are funny.
- Leo is a pretty likable character, and depending on your view, so is Alex.