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Awkward and tedious. Generic pirate joke after failed pratfall with nothing new at all to say on the subject of pirates.. indeed it was a cobbled collection of stolen ideas executed in laugh free segments, nothing landed at all and not even a smile raised.
The perfect animation was impressive but the pristine models have lost all their charm when not a thumbprint is to be seen in the clay... might as well have been 100% CG. The voice cast was dull with actors taking the place of voice artists, who could have breathed life into these flat, forgettable figures. When the animators even make the characters look like the voice actor (in the vain hope of bringing in the audience for the actor instead of the character) you know your in trouble.
Kids will watch with half an eye and adults cringe at the lame attempts at adult jokes hidden in weak japes.
Really low budget, really flat performances and really uninteresting. How can a movie with some luminary musicians (mostly past their prime.. but still!) be so tiresome?
The plot seems mostly irrelevant and the characters randomly disjointed in looks and personalities. I really couldn't figure out the point. For a 2010 re-release the film looked like early 80's VHS and the image is gritty and distractingly low quality. Maybe there was nothing left to improve on but still I can't believe that was the best transfer possible.
A very brave attempt that mostly hits what it aims for. Sadly the plot aims rather low with a tired road trip/lost love story that makes little sense but is enough to move the story forwards. The big problem is in the supporting cast who just don't work and cant make anything special out of their oddball characters.. oh and some horrible green-screen early on which thankfully is soon dropped. Kinda fun in this age of genre deconstruction and fun for zombie fans but no-one else.
Excruciating updating of Rear Window in the most insipid ways possible. While pandering to every 2000's teen expectations of passionless thrillers it's obvious that the only person who cared about the movie was Shia, whose performance is far above anything the movie deserved and the only thing that keeps it afloat.