Mascots (2016) Film Review

Christopher Guest (of many classics including Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show) brings us a look into the world of Mascots – you know, those crazy animals (and the like) that get crowds fired up for sporting events. Travelling from around the world, Mascots are coming together to compete, and this mockumentary follows the personal and political issues they face.

I wanted to love this, and there are certain parts which were great. However, it felt a bit like colour-by-numbers, and with amazing actual documentaries like Pecking Order and Tickled with larger than life people living strange lives, I feel the mockumentary really needs to be amazing to compete.