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Good chance for your kids to see it
1/5. Boring, dumb, and no stakes until the last 5 minutes of the movie.
It is a fairly interesting movie with good animation. Optimistic people will
awesome!!!! better than the first movie. if you give me a option of the movies I would pick this one, and I bet that you will like it too. I'll give this movie a 100 stared movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
with a funny trailer memory before another DVD of Petrey singing "FLYYYY IF YOU WANT TO," there were hopes of striking comedic gold with this free HDX girft but either iÅ¥s the wrong one or those weren't the lyrics in this run of the drawing mill animated advent.
The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers is the first of the series that I have not seen in chronological order and was told that it was one of the worst in the series, so I did not get my hopes up in viewing it.
You can't really expect a film to go through 11 direct to video sequels and still expect it to be as fresh as it was when it started. That's important to remember when watching The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers because it is the twelfth film in a series which had a good few movies to start of with but generally deteriorated as it progressed. By this point, the story is nothing but a tired rehash of one that has been told hundreds of times in superior examples. It is just another story about feeling special for individuality as well as being valued as part of a group. The moral message in The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers is cheesy and has no refreshing concepts to it and is nothing but a desperate attempt to take money from the pockets of any remaining fans of the Land Before Time film series without bring much new back to it. The script for the film is not funny so there are no laughs to be had, the premise is cliche and formulaic, and the actual focus of the film is very poor.
The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers puts way too much focus on newcomer Guido and not enough on the characters that fans of the series have grown to love. Guido himself is not that much of an interesting character, nor is he all that funny. He is clearly a pale imitation of a nebbish along the lines of a Woody Allen character and is voiced with striking similarity to another character voiced by Rob Paulsen, Carl Wheezer's father in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. There is not enough focus on what makes The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers and instead there is a new character named Guido who is not funny and does not bring any new concepts into the series. The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers is not one of the more memorable films of the series and is not one that I would recommend to anyone.
The only aspect of The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers that is impressive at all is the quality of the animation. In contrast to the animation from the earlier films in the Land Before Time Series, the movements of the characters in The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers are very organic and the detail to scenery is terrific. There is some nice elements of three dimensional animation as well. The quality of the animation in The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers is terrific because it is built all on computer generated imagery, and although it may not have the same colourful charm as the earliest entries into the Land Before Time series, it still has some colourful and detailed appeal.
The voice cast of the film incurs a mixed response.
Ducky's voice is all wrong. Nobody will ever be able to voice the part as well as Judith Barsi did, but they were able to get Heather Hogan to do it for the following three Land Before Time films. In The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers, they give the part to Aria Curzon who has reached the age of 19 by the point that the film was made. I don't know how good she was in the part prior to The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers, but she no longer is right for the part. Her voice is not cutsie enough, it is not Ducky at all. I could not bear to watch an animated character I once loved be voiced by a girl who has now gone through puberty and stayed voicing a character she started when she was 10. Aria Curzon is no Ducky, and it is of no benefit to the character to have her in the part.
And like I said, Rob Paulsen is really unable to breathe any humourous life into the role of Guido and ends up being nothing but an echo of Woody Allen's stereotypical persona put into a Land Before Time movie and not all that well.
Luckily enough, the same voice actor who voiced Petrie in the preceding 10 Land Before Time films comes back to the role and manages to charm audiences again with his silly energy. Jeff Bennett doesn't have exactly the same passion in the part that he did once upon a time, but nevertheless he manages to take on the part well enough. Fans of Petrie should hopefully be mostly pleased at his performance in The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers.
Nick Price is fine as Littlefoot though. It isn't the hardest role to play, but still, Nick Price is able to get the role of Littlefoot right by putting his natural young charm into the part and delivering his lines in the same fashion that the several others who voiced him did. Nick Price puts the childish charm into Littlefoot very easily, and it makes the film a little better,
Although Kenneth Mars' role was way too small when he plays such a good character, his voice work is as fine as ever in the part, and he remains one of the best members of the voice cast. It is great that he is still voicing the character.
But despite nice animation for a direct-to-DVD film and some decent voice actors, The Land Before Time XII: The Day of Great Flyers points out that the story is getting very tired and that the series should come to a close with a lack of humour or justification as to why the series should continue.
Can't go wrong with Little Foot and the gang!
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