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Atlantis: Milo's Return Reviews

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½ July 17, 2016
The animation absolutely stinks and the story is lackluster. Overall the movie bombs.
Super Reviewer
½ March 17, 2016
Oh Gosh, it is completely unnecessary.
½ February 18, 2016
Completely forgettable and pointless to recommend!
November 7, 2015
Even with a lot of creativity and the same charismatic characters as before, "Atlantis: Milo's Return" gives us even worse plotholes than before, repetitive soundtrack and much inferior animation, if compared to the original, which, for a sequel, is plain inexcusable.
½ July 28, 2015
This is yet just another poor excuse of a Disney sequel. I mean this movie just plan stinks, it's nowhere near the first one. And it's called Milo's Return, but didn't Milo stay in Atlantis in the end of the first one? How can he return when HE NEVER LEFT??
½ July 8, 2015
Didn't care as much for this one as I did the first. The drawings seemed a little more choppy and the story wasn't as interesting.
June 21, 2015
The brightest light is worth nothing if hidden in a cave.

A strange ocean monster has arrived on the surface that resembles a sea monster of sorts. When Milo and his friends discover these rumors, they begin investigating and quickly encounter the monster. They believe the monster may be from Atlantis. They must first stop the beast and discover why Atlantis would send such a creature to the surface.

"Let the lobster chew on that."

Three directors collaborate to deliver Atlantis: Milo's Return. The storyline for this picture is just okay and wasn't as good as the previous film. The animation was very good and on par with the first Atlantis picture. The voices were not as good as the first film as many voices were replaced with new actors.

"He's going to have a limp after that one."

I came across this on Netflix and never even knew this movie had been made. My daughter and I watched this recently and she thoroughly enjoyed it. This movie is fairly cheesy but definitely has some unique elements to keep your child's attention. This is definitely a below average addition to the genre, but worth a viewing.

"The Kraken!"

Grade: C-
May 29, 2015
As a film, Milo's Return largely fails, with three barely connected stories filling out its runtime. However, when viewed as what it actually is, the first three episodes of a (cancelled before it hit the air) television series, it fairs much better. Without the requirement of a strong narrative link between each plot, each story is enjoyable in its own right and its easy to see how it could have developed into a strong series. It shows considerable growth in character and tone even from the first to third "episode". Viewed in that context, fans of the sadly underrated film or of television animation will certainly find enough here to make it worth their time.
½ April 5, 2015
Another terrible sequel that seems like a TV show that was never funded so it was jammed together and made into a straight to video version.
September 20, 2014
An ordinary animated direct-to-video film from Disney that carries the same magic from its predecessor, but with extra silliness (the direct-to-video sequel blanket of silliness). (B+)

(Full review coming soon - with better wording)
½ July 26, 2014
What a piece of trash.
½ June 28, 2014
Not as great as the first one, but, still an interesting childrens animated story to follow its continuation about the lost world of Atlantis and what could be possible
May 9, 2014
This was a disappointing sequel to an interesting Disney movie.
It felt like they had three short cartoons and decided to paste them together and call it a movie.
A lot of the voice cast from the first returns.
March 23, 2014
Felt way too much like an episode of Scooby Doo that drags on forever. Didn't enjoy this one.
February 23, 2014
Literally nothing more than disconnected 3 episodes from an aborted television series poorly edited together, 'Milos Return' is perhaps the worst direct to video film in Disney's long and not always luminous history, and considering the lost city of suck that is the Disney DTV back catalog that's damning criticism indeed.
December 19, 2013
Brace for impact. Atlantis: Milo's Return isn't just one of the worst direct-to-video Disney sequels to date, it isn't even really a sequel, and certainly isn't any good. Conceived as part of Team Atlantis, an abandoned television series that fortunately never came to pass, the "sequel" is actually three extended shorts that feel suspiciously like lost episodes of Scooby-Doo. And not classic Doo either. The animation is dreadfully mediocre, the voice acting is phoned in, the script is 20,000 leagues beneath average, and almost nothing warrants applause. (Perhaps the return of original voice actors Summer, Mahoney, Novello, Morris, Burton and Stanley, but little else.) It's no wonder Michael J. Fox declined to return, and no wonder Team Atlantis sank to the bottom of development hell. Milo's Return is a glorified special feature at best, an unwelcome intruder into the kingdom of Atlantis at its worst.

Glutton for punishment? Perhaps a quick overview of the stories will convince you to save yourself the time and misery. In the first part of the piecemeal sequel, Queen Kida (Summer) and her new husband Milo (James Arnold Taylor), now the King of Atlantis, reunite with their old friends to battle a Kraken... which someone has unleashed... but not Liam Neeson, because that joke would be too easy. With that problem solved, it's on to pseudo-episode two. Next, those meddling Atlantean kids travel to Arizona to investigate an ancient site haunted by g-g-g-ghosts! Zoinks. Finally, Milo and company have to face Odin himself (W. Morgan Sheppard), or rather Erik Hellstrom, a Whitmore nemesis who gets his hands on a powerful spear that may have come from Atlantis. Three mysteries, three baddies, three supernatural conundrums, each solved in rapid succession. Still curious? Have at. Just don't say I didn't warn you...
½ November 14, 2013
Would have translated better as a tv series, as a movie it had no real flow. Props for getting 98% of the original voice actors for it though.
It wasn't boring just didn't hook me...or any of us.
½ August 27, 2013
Was not very good. Nothing like the first one
July 6, 2013
It's nice to see a continuation of one of my all-time favorite Disney films, but this one is incredibly disjointed. It seems to me that Disney was attempting to create an Atlantis tv show that never happened. After creating 3 separate episodes, they apparently just decided to bridge them together and create a movie. This would've been a good tv show, but as a film, it just falls short. The first one was just so cool and sharp and had its own charm; none of these elements are present here. Most of the characters are still cool and funny, but the story is kind of boring and only vaguely relevant, save for the last part. Might be worth checking out if you liked the original Atlantis film, but just be warned that this isn't anywhere close to the original in terms of quality.
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