Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Mark Hamill, Jess Harnell, Daran Norris, Roger Rose, James Arnold Taylor
Director: Terry Izumi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Studio: Monarch Video Assoc. Release Date: 08/30/2005 Run time: 84 minutes Rating: Pg
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Misty M. (MISTY) from BOWLING GREEN, KY
Reviewed on 1/11/2012...
my grandsons loved it
Sour grapes from Valencia
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what chip the reveiwer from Valencia has on his/her shoulder, but it's clear this person must live a bitter life. I tend to side with the reviewers from Tampa and Commerce. This movie was made for entertainment purposes, and should be viewed as such.I found this animated tale appropriate, and "entertaining" for my children. With the current crop of movie's available geared more towards teens and adults, it's nice to find one that, as a parent, I don't have to worry about foul language, or scenes that will give nightmares to the younger viewer's.Most reviews provided by the public are given in earnest, and should not be subject for ridicule. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even Valencia.Therefore, it is my hope that potential buyer's read these review's with a grain of salt, and take the opinion of one parent, that this movie is indeed worth sharing with your children."
Not sure I saw the same movie
Der Elf | The Wine country of California | 05/08/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am not sure that I saw the movie that the other reviewers saw, or understand their rationale for recommending this film. What I saw made me very sad, some good design ideas executed badly. The nicest thing I can say for the script is that is is free of profanity, otherwise it has all the earmarks of fan fiction written by a ten year old who watched STAR WARS too much.
The lighting and surfacing team seem to think that the best way to represent the real world is to crank the keylight up to 200 and throw in a soft focus filter.
The charecter design is the visual equivalent of GUMBY and I can only think the designer phoned her designs in to a team of chimps in the Amazon. They have no rib cages and bend in strange and wonderful ways...none realistic.
To say the animation is wooden is to insult Pinnocio. The best thing they could have done is to put some CG Strings in so you thought you were watching re-run of some obscure "Super Marionation" series...but then I am am showing respect to Super Marionation.
The animators seem to have never actually seen anything fly and were either asleep in Physics or cut class.
I also watched this movie with my Ten year old son (who wants to be an animator like his father, yes I do this stuff for a living) and we were entertained, but mostly for reasons the producers never intended.
All this having been said I will recommend this film to anyone who wants to see how things, even if well intentioned, can go terribly wrong in a production. I will also say I am buying a copy for my collection, as a cautionary tale for animators"
It's okay, not good, not bad
Reaver | US | 04/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this movie was okay. It's background was excellent, but the characters could have had more work on. Their heads looks strangely too big for their bodies. The story was sort of cliche ish. (Boy beats up big bad monster.) the story also seemed rushed, one second the story drags, then the next the movie throws something new, then heads back for dragging again. It doesn't flow, (like Princess Mononoke, Titan A.E. those are excellent animated films) This movie also seems to "copy" from the movie "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" which is better. Overall it's an okay movie,But i think it's only worth watching 1 time."