Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Director: Joe Whiteaker
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Based on the 70?s and 80?s popular toy line that became a worldwide phenomena. Within our own universe lies another universe unbeknownst to us...until now. The realm of the Micronauts. A domain ruled by the evil tyrant Ba... more »
Saving grace for a dying art form?
John Pines | Orlando, FL USA | 03/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In almost all Western countries, the comic book is dying out. What is produce by Marvel and DC anymore are really not much more than ads for thier movies. Anyone who is involved in comics would probably tell you the same. Comic books are showing that they can't compete with television and video games and paper is always getting more expensive. This DVD could be the last bastion of this art form. To say that this is like an animated movie is not entirely acurate. Micronauts Revolutions is like an audio book and because it is visual it could be called a 'video book'. The product explains itself as a digital comic.
The superb artwork by Eric Hanson and EJ Su are put under a moving camera that includes closeups of thier beautiful work with voice acting, music, and some naration. This is so well done that I wanted to see another right after it ended and I hope they produce another. It is priced under what most new movies on a DVD cost. All the giant comic companies, Marvel, DC, Shonen, and Rebellion need to be producing these digital comics. This well could be the answer to what may just degenerate into daily strips in a newspaper and ad sheets for movies and TV shows."
Like watching an animated movie!
John | Detroit, MI United States | 08/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Grew up playing with the Micronaut toys. Now finally getting its due with an animated-style adventure DVD. If you have kids, a great reading tool since the text remains on the screen as the dialog/narration are spoken. The artwork, taken directly from the comics, looks pretty impressive on the tv screen. A unique and engrossing entertainment product that shouldn't disappoint."
Ok, but not for young children
gahmd | 08/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed micronauts in the 70s and saw this as a potential way to introduce the kids. However, this has a few curse words in it, ones that I'd rather not have kids the age to play with the toys learn. The images at times are a bit too graphic for kids too. For those who enjoyed the toys as a child or are old enough for a little language and images then this DVD will be fine, though it is a bit shorter than I'd like."