Brad Pitt and Matt Damon should have known better
Brad Pitt and Matt Damon (Will Krill and Bill Krill, respectively) were the best part of this disappointing sequel. The shrimp (krill) scenes were visually the best part of the film, and the best at using 3-D technology to the hilt. They were the only characters that popped out of the screen and seemed close enough to touch, and their scenes showed gorgeous views of jellyfish and other underwater marvels. They also had some of the best lines in the film, such as Will saying he wanted to be free, and Bill responding, "There is no free, Will!" Punny, but still funny. A welcome side plot in an otherwise incoherent mishmash of a story. An odd note - I thought Will (Brad Pitt) was actually the voice of George Clooney (I hadn't read anything about the film before going, and was busy helping my daughter with her glasses during the opening credits). Robin Williams was great in his voice performances, as usual, though it was hard to suspend disbelief when hearing him voice multiple characters that were obviously all him doing voices he's done for decades. Most disappointing was the lack of more musical numbers - my daughter would have liked it a lot more if there was more singing and dancing than awkward conversation. I don't blame any of the actors though - they gave it their all, and the first film was so good that there was no excuse for this one to flop.
Dec 11 - 01:21 PM