Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Stuart Little 3 Call of the Wild|
Actors: Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox, Hugh Laurie, Wayne Brady, Corey Padnos
Director: Audu Paden
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 02/12/2008 Run time: 75 minutes Rating: G
Expensive voices, cheap animation
C. Maticek | 03/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This entire movie is animated, unlike the first two Stuart Little movies. I was willing to accept that since it is a third movie that went straight to video. All the big name voices are in it ....all the people from the last movies. The animation is that low budget computer generated stuff you see in the Barbie movies. The story is okay but no comparison to the first two. I will say this about it though....my 4yr old loves it. I did get it for her so all in all it is a fine movie...just not the quality you would expect having seen the first two."
OK Story, Very Disappointing Animation
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 03/26/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The only good news about the second sequel to `Stuart Little' is that you can hear the voices of three principal actors of the original -- Michael J. Fox, Geena Davies, and Hugh Laurie. Except that, I can find nothing that would justify the decision of making another entry into the series. There is no state-of-the-art images merging seamlessly the live-action and CGI-created creatures. So what's the point of making this one?
The film is all shot in animation, and the animation is just cheesy. I know I should not expect Pixar in direct-to-video films, but it is not a totally happy thing to see the characters with clunky designs, whose monotonous movement looks so awkward that you might remember the unnaturally moving heads or arms of the characters on video games made five or six years ago, or the filmed version of `Final Fantasy.' Frankly this animation needs better software.
At least, the filmmakers are wise not to change the basic points of the `SL' world. Again we are to meet the Little Family, this time going on vacation for summer. Stuart joins in the `Lake Scout' with his brother George, which results in another misadventure on the lake as you know he would.
The story gets more interesting when a new character Reeko wisecracking skunk appears in the forest where, it is rumored, mighty and fearful `Beast' rules mercilessly. Somehow this skunk likes Stewart Little, and Stewart the skunk, and their friendship is tested when Snowbell gets into a big trouble.
Virginia Madsen and Peter MacNicol also provide voices, but that doesn't add much to the entire film.
Regular characters like Mr. and Mrs. Little, or Monty come back, but the film spends pretty much time to introduce and follow the story of the skunk, who is not particularly a funny character. There is an unnecessary `funky' musical sequence about Rikko `skunk with a funk' which completely misunderstands the target audiences of the film.
Though kids might enjoy it, `SL3' is a huge disappointment after watching two previous works, especially the rousing finale of `SL2.' The reason why they shot this film fully in unremarkable animation still mystifies me."
TOO MUCH SKUNK
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While I'm sure the kids will enjoy this third entry in the STUART LITTLE franchise, from an adult's point of view, it's not as good as the first two. Blame it on the computer generated uninspired animation; blame it on the really bad songs (how many parents will have to explain what a derriere is?); or maybe it's got too much skunk in it. While the voice talents of Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie return, Wayne Brady is a little too annoying and "gangsta" to be much fun. Why do they always have to put in an actor who has to speak hip and jive when it really has nothing to do with the character? Oh, well...I'm sure our youth of today will identify with his funk/rap song, but I'm just a little tired of it. Anyway, we do get Virginia Madsen as the voice of the Beast and Stuart manages to be a hero...so if I'm being too picky, sorry! But it's okay for the family."
Great Set for great Price
Mac Man | Maryland USA | 10/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great set of movies. My 3 1/2 year old loves them. It nice to find a set of movies that doesn't really have any "scary parts" that I have to fast-forward through. Plus they're fun for adults too. I don't mind at all watching them too."