A short, live action film has been released exploring the Skull Kid’s origins in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is, for many fans, something of a love it or hate it game. Some can’t abide by its odd structure while others think it’s probably one of the best things the franchise has ever done. It’s quirky, it’s dark and, perhaps above all else, it’s a markedly unique game from a franchise than tends to steer toward the tried and true.
That being the case, if you’ve never played Majora’s Mask before and are looking for an easy way to get in on all the hubbub, you might want to watch the recently released short film The Skull Kid. Following the Skull Kid in the days leading up to the events to the game, it chronicles his banishment from Termina’s Clock Town as well as his theft of the titular Majora’s Mask and subsequent vengeance. Its biggest success, in my opinion, is how sympathetic it makes the Skull Kid while still portraying him as being a creepy ne’er-do-well willing to drop the moon on a world full of innocent people.
At just under nine minutes in length The Skull Kid is an easy-to-digest slice of a game that, when you get down to it, isn’t the most accessible entry in its franchise. Just personally, I loved The Skull Kid. That said, give it a watch yourself and let us know your impressions. Does it stir your inner Zelda fan or leave you wearing a mask of disappointment?