Just as relentlessly stupid as the first adventure, but doesn't have the punch of the first one. There are noticeable drops in humor periodically throughout the movie, which makes for empty viewing sometimes. But it's great for an afternoon when you're bored.
It's definitely first and foremost a kid's movie, but it's also clever. I guess the main shortcoming of the film is that it just isn't as emotional and thematically mature as I hoped. I felt as if the film purposefully didn't give you any time to feel really sorry for Ralph by sticking in comic relief this way and that. That's what ultimately made it fall short of Toy Story. But despite this, it's an incredibly original and witty movie that deserves a watch even if you aren't a gamer.
An intimate, in-depth exploration of the nature of human psychology. Its cinematic magnitude is not something to be understated. It's all but certain to strum the very most innermost of heartstrings while provoking questions in the viewers' mind, questions of such a profundity one would never before know. This is transcendence at its very topmost epitome.
A charming, campy, well-meaning movie that is unfortunately slightly undone by some minor usage of racial stereotypes. (Not ALL black people like rap music.) But this is forgivable here, because in the time that the film was made people didn't understand racism nearly as well as they currently do in the present day.
It's certainly a haunting movie with a uniquely eccentric art style, but the neotenic character designs trademark of anime just don't work. If you want to see a much better animated movie about a young girl traveling to a dark surreal world, check out Coraline, a rather overlooked stop-motion film made in 2009.
Surprisingly - and disappointingly - forgettable. Not worth the hype.
Its marketing campaign made it look like some dark, foreboding film contemplating the very real and final end of planet earth. But it was nothing like that. It was just an action movie.
I did like it very much, but there were a few issues I had with it. (That's right: time to get unreasonably technical and pedantic!) It was, namely, the convoluted and unconvincing explanation for dragon's fire-breathing. Platinum is a rare mineral, and it's impractical for every member of a dragon species to seek it out in their waking moments when there's prey to hunt and territory to defend and genes to pass on. That's basically the equivalent of treasure-hunting in the middle of the woods. It ultimately makes for a limited, heavily time- and effort-consuming, and unnecessary weapon that teeth and claws can easily replace. There's an easier explanation for fire-breathing, however. A dragon could just have a duct in its throat that produces a caustic, flammable fluid, that can be sprayed out of the mouth to burn enemies. Like a bombardier beetle. (Kudos to crackpot creationist Duane Gish for this idea - he suggested that Parasaurolophus was able to do this, to explain dragon myths.) To their credit, though, the whole idea about a false palate to protect the throat from the fire was a very clever addition.
Ugh, that gaudy, festooned art style...it doesn't at all suit a Greek myth. And of course they chose to demonize Hades rather than show kids that appearances aren't all that they seem by making Hera the villain. (That was the CORRECT myth, too.)