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OK, after watching this movie...,
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Treasure Planet (DVD)
I am very impressed with this movie. The thought that went into the design alone is--just-----INSANE!! The number of designs and concepts they went through is sheerly amazing. The animation is pretty good, not to mention the lovely blend of CG and 2D; it doesn't distract or pull the eye away from performance unless it's meant to or you're looking for an excuse to pummel Disney movies. The staging is great--every single scene is well-planned, furthers the plot, and is totally comprehensible while still managing subtlety and understatement. The gadgets are amazing, the ships, environments, characters--all fantastical, yet believable. As for breathing air on the ships--they had their own gravity field, right? Not to mention that other movies have done the exact same thing (even the much-worshipped and glorified anime genre has!); people just have this need to pick on Disney and put anime on a pedestal. I'm not saying either is better than the other, just that everybody THINKS that one is better than the other. I could write a book just about animation and people's idiotic opinions. I mean, just... "You let me know when I'm rambling!"
Ahem... The commentary is helpful as to explaining any scruples veiwers might have, although everything is (to my view) sufficiently explained in the movie OR better left to the imagination.
As for un-funny comedy, watch Amelia perform for ten seconds and you'll change your mind. All the comic relief characters (even Morph! how weird is that!?) are there with a PURPOSE, to ADVANCE the plot. When they aren't, they're at least interesting to look at.
I think this movie worked extremely well, and my only question is, "WHY DIDN'T IT DO BETTER?!?!?" This could have been an instant classic. I mean, "The Little Mermaid" was; all it had to its advantage was that it
a) came after the Dark Age of Disney, and
b) had really good music.
Just--watch this movie. Even if you hate it, remember how hard people worked on it (the directors had wanted to make it since 1985). See ya!!