Kaena: The Prophecy Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A pretty terrible movie with a nonsensical plot...
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
December 7, 2004
Has a more genuine SF premise behind it than most of today's so-called sci-fi offerings . . .
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
September 22, 2004
send your 15 year old to see it first and then prepare you for it
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 20, 2004
An animated film without a hint of anima.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
August 7, 2004
E-Mail This Article to a Friend KAENA: THE PROPHECY Words of wisdom: "You don't need wings to be free! There's another world with a blue sun and so much sap you can swim in it!" Maybe it sounds better in the French version.
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
August 1, 2004
Derivative and aimless filmmaking by directors and 'writers' who know only how to craft eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
July 30, 2004
The animation in Kaena is so ham-fisted that it distracts even from the fairly tedious story.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 25, 2004
The images are opulent but the story's an incoherent bore.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 16, 2004
My prophecy is: Kaena will play better on an X-box than at the theatres.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Angela Shah
Dallas Morning News
July 15, 2004
Simplistic writing and one-dimensional characters do in this animation film.
Full Review | Original Score: C

E! Online
July 9, 2004
While the animation is awesome, the storyline is out-of-this-world confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2004
There are moments in Kaena that are absorbing, but too much of the time it simply becomes tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
July 8, 2004
Augurs well for dazzling visual work but struggles mightily on the storytelling front.
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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
July 8, 2004
If Kaena's alternate universe isn't nearly as fully realized as Fantastic Planet's, the 3-D imagery is often gloriously turbocharged.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 2, 2004
It's a valiant effort, if not quite successful.
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
June 30, 2004
A creamy-colored yet derivative sci-fi fantasy with a few rip-offs so blatant ... that even kiddie fans not yet mentally agile enough to make sense of the loopy plot could pick them out.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
June 29, 2004
With George Lucas' lawyers eager to justify undoubtedly Jabba-sized retainers, writer-director Delaporte may want to start the tie selection now for his court appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
June 29, 2004
Its target audience will more likely watch this on DVD than in theaters...[but] only the desperate will find Kaena entertaining.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 26, 2004
The ending makes little sense, the characters are badly sketched out, and we can't really figure out what the hell is going on.
| Original Score: 2/5
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