Kaena: The Prophecy (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Though Kaena: The Prophecy is visually inventive, its story is incoherent, derivative, and dull.


Movie Info

Billed as the first European 3-D CGI feature-length film, Kaena: The Prophecy revolves around a mammoth tree that rises 100 miles from the planet's surface and provides shelter and sustenance for a variety of different races and species. Referred to as Axis, the tree has been losing its sap at a rate alarming enough to threaten the well-being of some of its inhabitants. Determined to get to the root of the disappearing sap is Kaena (Kirsten Dunst), a rambunctious teenager who leaves her village … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sensuality and some frightening images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Kenneth Oppel, Chris Delaporte, Tarik Hamdine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 7, 2004
Runtime:
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Kaena: The Prophecy

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

The monsters are derivative, the attempts at humor are mostly feeble and the story, in the end, lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

Full Review… | August 6, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Derivative and aimless filmmaking by directors and 'writers' who know only how to craft eye candy.

Full Review… | August 1, 2004
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Simplistic writing and one-dimensional characters do in this animation film.

Full Review… | July 15, 2004
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

There are moments in Kaena that are absorbing, but too much of the time it simply becomes tedious.

Full Review… | July 8, 2004
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Augurs well for dazzling visual work but struggles mightily on the storytelling front.

July 8, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

If Kaena's alternate universe isn't nearly as fully realized as Fantastic Planet's, the 3-D imagery is often gloriously turbocharged.

Full Review… | July 8, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kaena: The Prophecy

½

I found this a better-than-average science-fiction cartoon. Kaena figures out why her world is dying. You need to watch this movie twice to figure out which race is which, and how they are all intertwined.

Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

Titan A.E meets Final Fantasy. While the characters and their gestures and facial features aren't always convincing, the backgrounds and ideas for the world this computer animated movie takes place in are really breathtaking at times. Unfortunately the story isn't very original either. But not bad.

ironclad1609
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

The film was disjointed. I really wanted to like it, but it just felt flat.

Doctor0Quinzel
Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

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