Fun in 2D; GREAT in 3D
Thomas E. Hudson | West Linn, OR USA | 11/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I did not see this when it was shown in IMAX theaters, I can just imaging how great this must have been on the huge screen, since it looks very impressive on my 53-inch screen! The basic scenario is that a spaceship lands a scouting party on Earth, but in a soon-to-be-opened high-technology theme park, not a major city. Assuming this to be representative of Earth culture, the landing party splits up and enters four of the pavilions and take the rides. These range from simulator rides (like Star Tours?) to looping coasters. This is CG animation taken at least one step beyond "Toy Story" where you become part of the action. When watched in 2D in a darkened room, you can feel the dips, drops, and hard turns in each of the rides. When watched in 3D (using an optional 3D system) you can even get a little queasy. My only complaint is that this is fairly short at just over 35 minutes; however, there is a "making of" featurette, the original trailer, and a gallery of pictures in 2D and 3D. Oh, and it features great 5:1 audio as well."
A wonderful effort!
Boggman! | Laguna Hills, CA | 07/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"O.k. look.....if you are watching or thinking of watching Alien Adventure in 2-D, you are really just wasting your time. This movie is enhanced 3Xfold by viewing it in 3d--and it is simply amazing!
Alien Adventure is the funnest DVD I own (and I have 100's), simply because of its amazing 3d effects.
Lights off, stereo sound cranked up, and with LCD glasses on, Alien Adventure is quite a crazy ride. Rollercoaster rides through the Arctic and Prehistoric times are simply spellbinding; as is also a GREAT trip through a child's bedroom filled with all sorts of toys, gadgets, and gizmos.
The story is not the point of Alien Adventure (although it is a simple fun tale), as it is all about showcasing the latest in computer animated and digital 3D.
A fantastic job all the way around! I can not wait for similar movies to be released!!
These 3d short movies are the future of home entertainment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
D. Grainer | 01/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Amazing DTS surround sound and stunning computer graphics easliy make this title the best dvd I own. Hats off to the design team, I can not wait for additional similar titles to be released.p.s. skip the 3d horror collection - horrible sounds,
3d effects and story."
Engaging for kids, but adults too
D. Grainer | Puyallup, WA USA | 07/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had viewed Alien Adventure on an HD channel I get and found it to be a total blast. I have no children and viewed it alone, but I know from expierence with nieces and a nephew that the younger set would enjoy watching the antics of the aliens visiting an unopened theme park and mistaking it for the way the whole planet earth is!
The animation is top quality, but the sharpness and clarity usually found in animation films is not of the best quality on the disk. I did not view the 3-D version since I did not have the equipment to do so. (You will need more than a pair of 3-D glasses)
The other con is it is way too short, only 33 minutes. I was eager for more and when viewed on TV it seemed longer.
All in all, though, a treat for young and old."