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Review: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

June 25, 2018 1 min read

It's always so sad when a child has to take on adult responsibilities. Like, someone in their life has failed them -- whether through extenuating circumstances or not -- and now a kid has to grow up faster than they should. The older you get, the more you come to terms with the fact that nothing's ever going to get much easier. Expediting the trip out of childhood innocence and carefree days feels patently unfair. Kids should be kids.

That's nine-year-old Chris' situation. It's just him and dad living on the edge of town in a rundown two-bedroom house. Dad cooks breakfast while nursing a beer. Chris nukes some mac-and-cheese so dad doesn't drink all that whisky on an empty stomach. It's a mutualistic relationship that's profoundly disheartening.

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