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Story wise we've seen this a million times before, especially in all the recent Disney films. That said though, I still enjoy this film more than Aladdin, it's competitor for the funniest Disney film ever (that was until The Emperor's New Groove knocked them both out of the park). Children are sure to love the outragous humor, bright colors, music and light tone as well as the comical sidekicks (Pain and Panic) and monsters. Frankly, I'm confounded by the negative reviews here. Everything is done top notch except for the predictable Disney formula plot.
The DVD presentation is fantastic. The film is presented in widescreen, the colors are bright, blacks are deep and dark and the sound is crisp and clear. You couldn't ask for a better presentation. However, it lacks for extras. There is a 12 minute making of short that is somewhat insightful and a music video of Ricky Martin's Spanish version of "Go The Distance". Also included are a simple triva game and the storybook mode that's found on most Disney DVD's.
The crisp bright look of the DVD is enough to warrant a buy for a Disney fan, but add in the gospel music, humor, fantastical setting and daring animation style and you've got yourself a winner for anyone!
Then there's the voice talent: James Woods predictably steals the show as Hades, whose wisecracks do little to hide his genuine evil. A close second is Danny DeVito as Phil, a satyr who's saddled with training the young and awkward Hercules to become a true hero; DeVito's given lots of jokes to tell, and only diehard stodges will fail to bust a gut at some of his remarks.
Which leads us to the music: I went out and bought the soundtrack because it was so good.Read more ›
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I really don't enjoy this movie. The music is good, but the story is just a lot of anger and violence and negativity for a Disney kids movie.Published 16 days ago by Katie K
Classic. Great movie but I wish the quality was about better. Probably shouldn't have watched it on a Wii channel.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Got this for my son for Easter. He loves the movie. I definitely prefer blu-ray over dvd.Published 22 days ago by Theresa & Ashley
Both DVD and Blu-Ray discs in one package - DVD for vacations, and Blu-Ray for home use. I wish all DVD's had this value added bonus.Published 25 days ago by Terry Layne
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