If there were ever a need for artificial intelligence, this is it. E.T., phone your agent.
There are exciting moments but it's all a little too earnest and forgettable.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's not just Avatar that Aristomenis Tsirbas' film suffers in comparison to - even Planet 51 looks good beside it.
| Original Score: 2/5
This preachy animation parable remains resolutely dull and lifeless.
| Original Score: 1/5
Despite the déjà vu there's plenty to enjoy, and not just for kids, from an earnest environmental message to animation that comes alive when seen in 3D.
A stodgy, earnest tale.
The animation has an almost filigree quality that contrasts favourably with all but the best of its competitors.
With its suspiciously similar plot and cheapo production values, a name change to Chav-atar is all but a formality.
This original, vividly designed sci-fi animation makes an astute commentary on current issues.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's the ASDA-price Avatar.
This 3D computer animation is more otherworldly than most sci-fi films, and its environmentally conscious theme couldn't be more timely.
The green issues -- not to mention an Iraq bombing reference -- are laboured and presented through huge amounts of exposition.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
As it stands, Battle for Terra is a cinematic seesaw - up one moment, dragged down by derivative facets the next.
That the film has a fair amount on its mind and expresses its concerns in an effectively restrained manner is just gravy on top of a true visual feast.
| Original Score: 3/4
When the title has the first two syllables of the word 'terrible' in it, there are opportunities to take pot shots. Battle For Terra is a flawed film, but it is not a failure.
| Original Score: B-
In making animation that isn't dark enough for older fans and is too message-centric for kids, Team Terra has created a film that will probably satisfy no one.
an intriguing and frequently exciting experiment in using 3-D computer-generated animation for serious-minded entertainment
Bold and challenging and endlessly exciting.
| Original Score: 5/5
Despite its noble anti-war, enviornmental message, it's cliched and formulaic. Unless the kids are clamoring, wait for the dvd.
| Original Score: 5/10
A forgettable animated movie that will do better on DVD than in the competitive movie arena
| Original Score: 5/10