One Star for Plot, Nice Casting, Packing and Special Feature
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 02/08/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Pinocchio 3000" has aspirations of greatness with fine casting and quality animation and effects. However, it can't be saved from an anemic plot featuring an awful two-dimensional corporate villain (who's somehow also taken over government), his lame sidekicks, awful daughter, and unlikeable heroes.
This film is written by Peter Svatek, who wrote a film I really enjoy --- "Caillou's Holiday Movie." However, whether it's because he was having an off-day when he wrote this, or just handed bad material (this is an adapted script), this film just doesn't work. It reminds me more of another film I recently tried to watch --- "Fantastic Four," in that around fifteen minutes into this eighty minute film, Pinocchio hasn't even come to life yet. Terrible.
The packaging on this is nice and it's a Lion's Gate Production, with means it also has nice bonus features, such as Making Of. But who would want to watch a making-of feature on such a film?
I definitely wouldn't think this film would be enjoyable for kids. It doesn't really speak to them and when it does, it generally speaks down to them. Parents and other adults will find little to enjoy here as well. Pass on this."
We like it!
B. K. Miller | Lewisville, TX USA | 04/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am actually not a big fan of the whole Pinocchio story but this "set in the future" version is actually watchable."
On par with Pixar, Dreamworks, today's best animation
E. Parkinson | Los Angeles, CA | 07/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Please explain to me why this film did not get a major theatrical release in the U.S. market, along with the customary fast-food tie-ins, cross-promotional blitzkreigs and marketing bells and whistles normally associated with fantastic animated features?"