Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Happy Feet |
Actors: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams, Carlos Alazraqui
Directors: George Miller, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Kids & Family, Educational, Animation
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune...tap... more »
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It's PG for a reason people
N. Williams | 03/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, seriously why are people consistently saying they're surprised Happy Feet is not for very young kids when the movie is clearly rated "PG"?? Don't blame the movie for some of the sexy songs (which I thought were very funny and well done) when they warned you upfront with a big "PG" label. Take some responsibility and do a little research before not hiring a babysitter for the night. :-)
I didn't find the environmental message to be over the top either but the movie is definitely two parts-- part 1 being about learning tolerance and cute penguins and part 2 about taking care of your environment and semi-stupid humans.
But overall they did blend the two parts well and I laughed out loud so many times I had to buy this movie as soon as it came out."
Happy Feet ROCKS!
MilitantMike | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm 38 year old man, and all I have to say is that this movie spoke to me. Warner brothers is likely to get my money at least a couple more times before it leaves the theater and then again when it comes to DVD. I'm not going to expose plot points or anything like that you can read other reviews for that stuff. I'm more putting this here for the folks that are reading their own ideas into what they saw when they saw this movie. if your looking for certain things and then interpret those things a certain way, you're going to find them, good and bad. there's nothing wrong with and environmental message. we as humans are the top of the food chain, so to speak, but we sure don't act that way most of time. it is our responsibility to conserve, save and share this planet, be it with penguins or otherwise. we share this earth with a million other beautiful creatures. it's not just ours, it's theirs too, they live here too, they're not alien beings taking up our space, they were put here same as you and me, earthlings. as far as folks reading in religious, racial, sexual etc., stereotypes and otherwise, go ahead and check any of the latest pixar(no knock to pixar, just an example) and you'll find the same. as far it not all being for kids, go ahead and check out some old tom and jerry, there's about 20 times more violence in one 3 minute cartoon than in Happy Feet. Yes there are some scary moments but that's where the movie gives you a dose of reality as any one of you who have seen march of the penguins knows. If you think they're (WB) going to let a silly thing getting eaten get in the way of our hero saving the day, then you might as well walk out. Sure there are few sad moments too, but any of you seen Bambi and Finding Nemo? Hey man I'm a big cry baby myself. the biggest message I found in Happy Feet was that there's nothing wrong with being different and pursuing your own thing, that one thing just might end up saving the world one day, maybe not the whole world, but maybe your world. That's another cool thing about this movie, in spite of all the hard times Mumble is handed for being different, he doesn't back down for a second, misfit or not, he stays true to what he feels inside, if that's not being cool, then I don't know what is. So for all of you knocking this great movie with a great message, let's just calm down a bit and take it for what it is, some great family entertainment. if you take your kids and choose to explain certain items about the movie a certain way, that's on you, not Warner brothers. remember, if you look for bad, you're going to find bad. I find most movies to be up for ones own interpretation anyway and not all are going to walk away with the same experience. if you must go ahead and ask the folks at WB if they were actually tryting to get a certain point across that you found objectionable about Happy Feet. The music is great, the dancing is great, and the baby penguins couldn't more adorable. HAPPY FEET ROCKS!"
Great movie that looks amazing in HD!
B. Caulk | Wisconsin, USA | 03/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, this is simply a great movie. The narrative is brought to life with humor, action, important life lessons, and conservational commentary. The voice actors all give 5-star performances and the animation is incredible.
But, this being the Blu-ray disc, I'm going to focus on the picture and sound.
The animation by itself is simply breath-taking; easily one of, if not the best looking CGI feature to date. But in HD, it's brought to life even further. Every feather on the penguins is apparent, every flake of snow falling through the air and I'd almost go so far as to say every molecule of water! This is the best looking animated feature you can get on Blu-ray now. It's definitely the show-off piece when people ask "How much better does HD look?". The leopard seal was particularly mind-blowing to me.
Another hook is the sound. While I wouldn't say this is the best sounding movie on Blu-ray, it definitely puts sound to good use and ranks pretty high. All five channels are used when appropriate, but Happy Feet does not utilize them as much as other films. Still, crank up the sound and the action scenes will blow you away.
All in all, this is an excellent movie made even better on Blu-ray. At this time, this is the Blu-ray disc to own for giving people lessons about HD."
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 04/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the DVD, sight-unseen, and am not disappointed. I take issue with many of the previous reviewers, in many ways. Peril seems to be an issue, but lessons are learned from those in peril; anyone remember "Pinocchio" or "Peter Pan" or "Bambi"? Also, Robin Williams gave some ethnic impressions (very well, I thought, and entertaining). This was necessary because the "Hispanic" penguins were of another tribe. What's the fuss? My problem was that it started out too slow, too much time setting the scene. Once it got going, I had no problem keeping up. Narrow minded people have forgotten that ethnic characters have been a part of cartoon history, so why complain now (anyone remember Babba-Looie, or the speech impediment of Elmer Fudd?). Lighten up, for God's sake. I liked "Cars", too, only because I hit the old Route 66 and was dismayed. Both are good films."