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"Who's your Daddy! ",
A Kid's Review
This review is from: Titan A.E. (Special Edition) (DVD)
I went to see "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" the second day it came out,(and boy was I dissapointed) during the previews I saw a small teaser trailer for this film with Cale speaking while the Titan escapes the Earth's destruction. I expected that Titan A.E. would be an all-CG film ala "Antz" or "Toy Story" so I was curious. Later on I discovered that it would be a hand drawn animated film combined with CG animation and effects. I grew even more curious, but I was a serious anime fan, and after seeing great stuff like "Akira," "Bubblegum Crisis" and "Ghost in the Shell" I was convinced that I would never see anything the least bit close of quality come out of the U.S., I was in for a huge surprise.
Titan A.E.(in which I went to see the first day of it's release) turned out to be an awesome experience that was just as exciting as any anime I've seen. First of all the animation was simply incredible, the characters were the normal, well-drawn Don Bluth character designs which were good, but the real star was the CG effects and animation that blended with the hand-drawn animation even BETTER than the anime,"Blue Submarine No. 6" did. Plus, it was nothing like anything I've seen out of an American animated movie. No comic sidekicks(which is symbolized in one early scene in a comically violent scene) intense kick-ass music that perfectly complements the tense action and DOESN'T degenerate into a dumb musical. And it contains a number of awesome, visually spectacular action scenes. From the fast- paced chase scene involving spherical hydrogen trees to the final chase at the Ice Rings of Tegrin(Cale's chase with the Wake Angels was an awe-inspiring moment), Titan A.E. is a far cry from anything that Disney has put out. But cynical and angry critics and moviegoers buried Titan A.E. and just saw it as a "cartoon." Which is a real tragedy, cause Titan A.E. deserves a lot more recognition than it's getting.
Overall, I really think people should appreciate this film for what it's trying to be, a mature animated film that is really targeting teenagers and tries to avoid the "Disney" syndrome. Titan A.E. isn't really a movie for children, it can be violent and has content that reaches the PG-13 rating.(which I find even more refreshing) But overall, I can't wait for this wonderful movie to come out on DVD, and I hope that Fox puts plenty of effort into it and provides it with lots of extras. If you just leave your cynicism at the door you will discover an awesome film. Titan A.E. is one of the best (and underated) films of the year, that's even better than Disney's "Dinosaur". American Animation would take a turn for the better if there were more films such as this( and "The Iron Giant" which suffered the same fate.) But unfortunately after the results of the last two movies, that doesn't seem very likely...
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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 6:03:07 PM PST
One of the directors is a long time DISNEY legend.Don Bluth.
Posted on Feb 16, 2016 4:49:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 16, 2016 4:56:44 PM PST
Too bad it BOMBED at the theaters, I personally like it very much and wished that the planned sequel had been made and released. The title of the sequel was to called: TITAN A. B.
If you'd like to find another movie of this same caliber try looking for: Thru the Moebius Strip ( 2005 ) ( Through the Moebius Strip ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - France]
I own the Dutch DVD release of this movie; the one currently listed on Amazon is a French release.
But you'll need to have a Region Free DVD player to play this one.
Voices include Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame), Michael Dorn (Warf of Star Trek fame), Jonathan Taylor-Thomas (of Home Improvement fame), etc.
To see if your DVD player will convert to Region Free, go to www.videohelp.com/hacks
The player that I have is a converted Region Free PHILIPS DVD player, the code to unlock was found on the above website. ALL PHILIPS DVD players are convertible to REGION FREE, and they all use the same code. But you must have the original manufacturers remote to do the code.
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