Mosaic (film)

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Mosaic
Directed byRoy Allen Smith
Screenplay byScott Lobdell
Story byStan Lee
StarringAnna Paquin
Kirby Morrow
Cam Clarke
Garry Chalk
Ron Halder
Nicole Oliver
Music byWilliam Kevin Anderson
Edited byShawn Logue
Production
company
Distributed byAnchor Bay Entertainment
Release date
  • January 9, 2007 (2007-01-09) (United States)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Mosaic is an animated superhero film about a new character created by Stan Lee. It features the voice of Anna Paquin as Maggie Nelson with supporting roles done by Kirby Morrow, Cam Clarke, Garry Chalk, Ron Halder, and Nicole Oliver. It was released under the Stan Lee Presents banner, which is a series of direct-to-DVD animated films distributed by POW Entertainment with Anchor Bay Entertainment. The story was by Stan Lee, with the script by former X-Men writer Scott Lobdell.

Mosaic was released on DVD on January 9, 2007, and had its television premiere on March 10, 2007 on Cartoon Network.[1]

Plot[edit]

Aspiring young actress Maggie Nelson (Anna Paquin), who lives in New York City with her father, an Interpol agent, gains chameleon-like powers one night after she gets unknowingly caught between a severe electrical storm and a magic rune her father had brought home to study after it was found at the scene of a murder at a New York City museum. Her powers are from a secret and ancient race known as the Chameliel, who are able to hide in plain sight due to their shape shifting abilities, and she is told all about the Chameliel after meeting a young Chameliel named Mosaic (Kirby Morrow). The murder victim at the museum was a Chameliel who was killed by another Chameliel named Maniken, who is stealing some of the many powerful Chameliel stones that are hidden around the world, intent on using them to gain the alchemical powers of his dead wife Facade, and ruling the world. After Maniken kidnaps her father, Maggie becomes determined to help Mosaic to fight Maniken.[Movie references 1][2]

The two go from New York City, to the catacombs of Rome, to a large radio dish at the magnetic North Pole, trying to stop Maniken, as he plans to sacrifice Maggie's father so that he can use the Chameliel stones in a ceremony that will transfer to Maniken the powers of his wife from her body and rule Earth like a god. As Maniken prepares to begin the ceremony on the radio dish, Maggie uses her acting skills and shape-shifting abilities to fool Maniken into believing she is his dead wife come back to life, to distract him from noticing Mosaic is planting explosives that destroy everything on the radio dish and render the ceremony impossible, and getting her father to safety. During the battle against Maniken, it is revealed that Mosaic is Maniken and Facade's son who had volunteered to the rest of the Chameliel to go after his father and to stop him. They both end up tumbling into an icy gorge, never to rise again. Maggie then sneaks aboard the Interpol copter her father is on, overhearing him vowing to destroy all Chameliel. Upon returning home, she plans to continue acting and agrees to her father's request to continue her studies, but at the same time, acknowledging her powers as the piece of the Chameliel within her, she vows to search for the remaining Chameliel stones and use their power for good, and honor Mosaic and the rest of the Chameliel by becoming the new Mosaic.

Cast[edit]

Maggie's powers[edit]

Maggie's powers include shapeshifting, superhuman strength, the ability to cling to surfaces allowing for scaling walls and ceilings (much like Spider-Man), seeing the DNA of other creatures (which is how she can compare humans to apes), regeneration, infrared vision, camouflage, invisibility and the ability to mimic voices as well as a gift for understanding the Chameliel language (it is never explained if this ability shows that she can understand other languages or speak them but it makes sense). Strangely, when Maggie becomes invisible, her outline gives off the appearance that she is completely naked, even though she is in fact wearing clothes. Why her clothes are not outlined when her body is invisible is never made clear.

Reception[edit]

Mosaic has received mixed reviews. Movie reviewer Rotten Tomatoes gave it an audience rating of 49%, based on 2 reviews.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toon Zone - Your Source for Toon News!
  2. ^ Movie Review - Mosaic (2007) - eFilmCritic
  3. ^ Mosaic, retrieved 2016-09-16

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