Monday, October 25th, 2010

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] Currently avoiding good movies…

PEOPLE: Dakota Fanning (Coraline, Push, Sweet Home Alabama) replaces Lilo’s voice, as the ‘real’ Lilo (Daveigh Chase, aka Samantha Darko) is too busy working on the TV series. Tia Carrere (rawwwr). Chris Sanders as Stitch, as usual. Kevin McDonald (Kids In The Hall, Invader Zim), who has a penchant for playing aliens. David Ogden Stiers (Major Charles Winchester in M*A*S*H, Hoodwinked, Better Off Dead, the announcer in THX 1138). And the well-known voice actor Jennifer Hale.

QUIRKS: A sequel to a movie that wasn’t that great to begin with.

VISUALS: Disney animation. Definitely not as impressive as Pixar CGI.

SOUNDTRACK: Annoying Disney songs, but fortunately only a minute or two of that crap.

MORALS: None, really. This movie had very little redeeming value other than telling a children’s story.

BAD STUFF: VERY generic kid’s movie.

CONCLUSION: We were in the mood to avoid watching better movies [to save them for the weekend or company], but wanted to pass some time. This worked. It was a bit annoying at times, though. Disney, y’know. Not as cool when you’re not a kid. I probably should not have picked this up. We certainly didn’t hate it, but it was kind of thin on plot.

RATINGS: IMDB: 5/10. Netflix: 2.5/5 stars, rounded up to 3. I might be being charitable here, but this still worked as a G-rated, barely passable movie.

RECOMMENDATION: If you can watch G-rated animated movies, you can probably watch this. But if you’re looking for a *real* animated movie, go watch Coraline or some of Rene Laloux‘s stuff instead. I’d really only recommend this for parents to watch with their kids or something. And yes, we have no excuse to be watching this! Hah! But I tend to always pick up a sequel to any movie I watched.

MOVIE QUOTE: Stitch: “Uh-oh. Badness coming on.” (more…)