Ronin (Colin Farrel): Many leaves, one tree. We're all individuals, but we're still connected. No one's alone.
This was an okay film-- the animation was wonderful, a true marvel but still slightly off, often times the people had some sort of plastic-like sheen or quality to them, which I found not only odd but also a little bit distracting at first. The main protagonist (voiced by Amanda Seyfried), Mary "M.K." Katherine's backstory was well thought out. I liked that it attempted to be somewhat unique. One the other hand, the Leafmen, token, teen rebel (voiced by Josh Hutcherson), Nod, his storyline was the typical cookie-cutter tale. In fact, this film suffers from way too many stereotypical subplots: the relationship M.K. and Nod, between Nod and Ronin, between Ronin and Queen Tara, the conflict between the Leafmen and the Boggans and then there's that whole business with the saving of the forest and finding the next queen. I mean total subplot overload! Customarily, I'm the first person to opposed splitting a story unnecessarily into two or three different films; but this film would have greatly benefitted from it. A prequel could have conveyed Ronin's connection to Nod and Queen Tara, or an independent but related film altogether: Ronin's tale. Or heck even a few flashback sequences could have helped, because you can't just cram all that information into one film and pretty much just tease about supporting character's back stories without exploring them otherwise why bother mentioning them at all because it just takes away precious minutes from the more important main characters and storylines that actually needs to be cultivated.