Although the premise of the stop-time animated film Edison and Leo, directed by Neil Burns, is interesting—a fictional “Edison” tries to save his son’s life with electricity, which results in the son being “electricized” for the rest of his life so he can no longer touch anyone unless he is wearing rubber gloves—the film itself is not. It looks like Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and it features cheesy corn-syrup violence, a slew of cultural stereotypes and one tiny puppet erection. It also has a couple of funny jokes about Gimli, Manitoba, courtesy of the screenwriter George Toles, who also writes scripts for the Manitoba filmmaker Guy Maddin, but Geist readers already know how hilarious Canadian place names are, and the film offers little else. Then in the end, true love conquers all? Please. The best thing about this film is that it is only eighty minutes long. I'll take SpongeBob over this one any day.