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INTERESTING STORY, BUT GENERIC CHARACTERS AND AWFUL 3-D ON THE DVD RELEASE, KEEP THIS ONE FROM REALLY TAKING OFF!
on June 22, 2009
I watched this film in both 3-D and 2-D on the DVD release to compare the two versions. The 2-D version looks very good and although the animation might not match that of Wall E, it is very solid. If only the characters had a little more umm?......character!
The fly's design is a cross between the Smurfs and some discarded character designs from 'A Bug's Life'. The voice work is nothing special either. The story is interesting and overall is a fairly enjoyable film experience, but it just isn't up to the likes of Pixar's efforts.
What is most disappointing is the 3-D version on the DVD. The color is almost non-existent and what color is there is completely off. The Maggot babies are lime green where as in the 2 D version they're pink-ish. If fact most anything with color is lime green and the rest looks like a black and white film or the color is so subtle you have to strain to see what color it is...... it's too distracting and it looks awful!
Also, there is the typical double vision effect which wouldn't be so bad if the color was right. I also feel that two cheap sets of 3-D glasses are not enough to include with the DVD. I mean really?... how much could these things cost? If you want to watch the 3-D version with you kids, you'll have to take turns!?? They should have included at least four pair of glasses and why not six? If your going to advertise 3-D on the cover then make it so the whole family can watch it together.