Posted on 4/30/10 01:45 PM
Need I say ANYTHING? A complete ripoff of "Over the hedge", Crappy CGi, and a modern Brendon Fraisier movie, all pulled together in what's about as apealing to the general audience as watching and carfully observing the industrial process from pig to sausage. This movie should never leave the country, not because we, as Americans, would be ashamed and embaressed of it, but because the terrorists would capture us and use it against us as a means of torture. If you see this anywhere, be it at home, at the movies, or in a nearby dumpster, BURN IT WITH A FLAMETHROWER! >:( I'm AK, and I aprove this message.
Posted on 4/06/10 05:36 PM
Though I still wish those chimney sweeps would have gone on a bigger rampage with the singing and burned down a few buildings and maybe threw grenades everywhere. XD
Naw, just kidding. But still, good movie, timless classic.
Posted on 2/26/10 02:18 PM
-Older and superior predecesor to the imfamous "High School Musical" (Yes, it is. End of story.)
-Only musical I ever found decent (See above.)
-Animated opening is wicked awsome (I love animation)
-Just great as a whole.
Bad Points (If any):
-Why did the car fly off in the end? It FLEW off. Just... why?
Great movie, great for all ages. I'm a guy, and even I liked it, and everyone, in my opinion, should watch this movie, even if only once.
WEEEEEEEEEEEEE, A FLYING CAR!!!!!
Posted on 1/16/10 07:40 AM
Granted, this isn't a great movie. But it honestly isn't half bad, once you take a good, long, painful look at it. It ain't Pixar, but it also ain't every other animated movie being shoved down your children's throghts through our modern media.
For the most part, this is a movie that tries to take an age-old story (Little Red Riding Hood) and make something new out of it. The characters are (Somewhat) developed and bathroom humor isn't (often) used. The story actually TRIES to make sense of itself as it combines four plotlines into one leading up to one giant climax, while altogether putting an innocent little spin on the classic riding hood tale. Some of the moments actually feel kind of fun. (Though more so for younger audiences, I can't stand watching this today.)
But, yes, this movie isn't all good, either. The voice acting feels stale, especially so for the wolf (apperence from that guy who was in every kid's movie in 2005). The animation is clunky, only the action scenes having effort put into them, (no dought to look good during the advertising campaign) and even the lip-sincing being horrible more often than not. There's that lumberjack who doesn't have much of a part and is more or less shoehorned in as comic relief. The main villan's goal is to shut down everybody's food buisnesses to create his own super-formula and "take over the world" or something. Kind of like plankton. Huh. And after that, some moments just feel unneccisary, like "Red" getting sulky about Granny lying to her about being a super-athleate and walking through a forest killing all plant life using her jedi mind tricks she picked up at kung-fu camp.
Another thing I have really wrong with this film is the pop-culture references. Pointless references to events that may or may not have occured and old movie lines from some 30 years back in a nostalgic classic now ruined from so many people referencing to it. This has been in a lot of animated movies latley and it really bugs the hell out of me. And while this doesn't happen a lot in this movie, it happens, (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE) and I just don't like it. Anyway.
All and all, this movie really isn't awful. The scenes are nice and the story is (for the most part) imaginative. Just maybe more emphisis on the animation and more original jokes and it would've been much better. But that said, it IS a bad movie, and one somebody probably wouldn't rewatch unless forced to.
If you have your own take on the movie, feel free to leave a comment.
Posted on 11/09/09 04:35 AM
Y'know, I never really liked Alvin and the Chipmunks. Their freakin' chipmunk voices are just annoying in the songs they sing. Even with all that aside, this movie was just boring. Nothing in this movie is unexpected; I mean, at ALL. Everything you think will happen, happens, from the plot right down to it's overused jokes. It's really more of a kid's movie. Maybe for 5-year olds who don't wouldn't know decent entertainment if it bit them in the neck, latched on and lived on their blood for a week.
Posted on 10/28/09 07:11 AM
Posted on 10/27/09 04:31 PM
When you do something with claymation, it takes a really long time, and you need to be sure it's really worth it.
This movie was o so worth it.
The movie was great; I agree with the consensus with the slapstick being brilliant, and all of it was just so $#@$ enjoyable.
Posted on 10/27/09 03:46 PM
Ok, I watched this movie a long time ago, and back then, I thought it was good, but over time, I wished they could have added more of the kangaroo, and the main characters weren't very good, then later I thought that the kangaroo was just OK and the main characters were crap, and then I realised the entire cast of characters were crap, then I realised that the acting was crap, and then that the story was crap, and then that the humor was crap, and finally that the entire movie was nothing other than a big freakin' pile of crap.
I'm not even going to go into the story, because it's crapfulness still brings bloody tears of agony to my eyes. All I'll say is that it's full of holes, unnessisary twists and the whole feeling that your eyes will start bleeding (as explained above) at how annoying, annoying, annoying everything is.
The characters are the second-worst of it all. I'm not saying you won't like the characters; I'm saying they will all be, kangaroo included, so annoying you will want to personally hunt down the cast and chop them up with a rusty chainsaw bit by bit, as they are the type of characters that, despite being in some tight spots in the movie, could die from falling off the Empire State Building (so original, I know) while their heads were stuck in electric meat grinders, and you wouldn't care jack swat about them, let alone feel anything in the moviegoer heart you once had but which was broken and beaten to it's grave from actually watching this movie.
I might have just overstated my hatred for Kangaroo Jack right here, but I will end with this note: do not watch this movie, for if you do, you will feel like you've been hit in the head with a sledgehammer at how awful it is.
I'd go further, about the crappy acting and how it tries to be a kid's movie and adult movie at the same time, but I think you already got the point from the the thing I said about the chainsaw back there.
And if you don't get the point already, I will just say this about Kangaroo Jack:
Don't watch it.
Posted on 10/17/09 06:43 AM
I kind of walked into this movie knowing it would be good, and I was pretty much right; the whole thing entertained me the whole time, each aspect really hooking and thrilling. I laughed every time that hampster opened it's mouth. My only complaint is that Myley Cirus wasn't really right for the part of the little girl. Her voice was really aquard and I wish they would have gotten someone else to do the voice. Otherwise, this movie is great. It's definatly a must-see.
Posted on 10/12/09 04:50 PM
Bee Movie starts out with a good premise, or however you spell the word, and I was actually moderatly entertained at first. But, honestly, the plot starts to tie a knot around itself and go in circles halfway through. It goes from, like, bees can talk to bees need to save earth, and it does the switch with the feeling that the people at dreamworks decided to remove the most important parts of the movie to save time. That's not to say the movie isn't funny; I got some good laughs out of it, but the choppy plot is what took it down so much. Overall, it's a rental.