Wit and Originality of #1 is TOTALY absent here, Rent ONLY
Jeff Bumgarner | philadelphia | 03/26/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The family (wife and kids 8 and 9) thoroughly enjoyed the tongue in cheek wit and originality of the first HNA. There is a reason this cheap remake went straight to DVD. Here is the quick and dirty (or should I say fairly ugly).....
Story and dialogue is inane and could have been written by a 8 year old. All of the originality of the first is lost in the repetitive valley girl/cool kid blabbering of snow white and her friends. In addition, the "story line" if I dare call it that is a complete remake of the "tip the scales by the wizard's minions" of the first movie but the minions have completely lost their charm and wit. There is of course the nice wholesome message of the spoiled privileged royalty looking down their noses at the poor lower class and snow white's inevitable redemption but it is so "in your face" that it is best suited to a toddler or a bright golden retriever. In all fairness, the kids gave it 3 stars but I dropped it here so you won't have to suffer this more than your one time rental.
Animation is very grainy and looks absolutely horrible (Std. DVD/PS3/50 inch Pioneer Plasma.)Shrek/Nemo/etc this is not!
Rent it at REDBOX for $1 and if the kids are under 11 you might get your money's worth. Better yet rent BOLT instead."
Eric | Shizuoka, Japan | 05/12/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My husband came home from the store with this movie for our two daughters. We had seen the original movie and have little recollection of it so I was worried about the second one. Since our daughters love animated movies, I decided to give it a shot. First of all the animation doesn't look complete. I feel like it is something you can watch on Saturday morning cartoons. The story line is ok but certain parts are annoying (to us as adults). Bottom line, it's not good, it's not bad. It's a renter, not a movie we could sit down and watch multiple times."
I thought my DVD player was going bad!!
Timothy Branik | Whittier, | 11/02/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My son really like the 1st movie and so I ended up getting this one. I didn't remember the graphics being that bad and as this was the 2nd film, So therefore, I thought the graphics would be better of course. After reading a couple other review about the graphics being "unfininshed" I knew it was not my TV, My DVD player, or my eyes, my son said he could not tell anything was wrong (9 years old). I actually thouht I was "seeing things" the graphics were so "unfinished" and "rough" on this thing. On that aspect I was very dissappointed with this movie and found it very hard to ignore once I spotted it. I let it ruin the whole movie for me as I coulnd't shake it. The story was OK and I think my son still enjoyed it. But I really appreciate the artistry of CG movies like this one, so I was sorely disappointed. Hope this review helps. Samsung 50" plasma and 1080p up-converting DVD player for what it's worth."
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Brian L. Berke | Ashburn, VA | 03/28/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of this DVD looks like something I could have created myself in my high school computer animation class. For the curious ones I'm watching it on a 50 inch Samsung DLP HDTV using a PS3 as the player. It's crap. The voices aren't even the same from the first one. It's spring...you'd be better off going outside and watching the grass grow than wasting your time on this one."