Written May 06, 2009
This movie was soooo awesome! I can't believe how sharp the graphics were and how strong the story line was. The 3D really added to the realism, and made a difference.
Written May 06, 2009
Recently I read the book "Ender's Game" and I was very much in a mood for a sci fi movie. This movie is done very well. First of all, I don't really really care that much for sound or graphic... i mean, it's 2009... they're all decent at the least. I watched this movie 3D and it was totally worth it. They constantly use the 3D to their advantage. The story is awesome. There's a lot things that happen in 90 minutes or so. The battle scene was unbelievable. I would love to go see this movie again.
Written May 11, 2009
Battle For Terra is a very emotional film - it has a message, and it delivers it in a very hard-hitting (and sometimes heavy-handed) way. Characters live and die, friends betray and redeem, and good and evil are not so much the issue as is survival and extinction. Even the contrived "peaceful resolution" (which I felt was weak, but necessary) offers a challenging perspective. The film suffers from poor marketing (must all animated features be Pixar/Disney or Dreamworks to be "good"?), and the 3D effect were average at best; other films have made better use of 3D technology. Save money and watch it in 2D, but give it a try.
Written May 04, 2009
Plenty of action and suspense kept my 7 year old son on the edge of his seat. He said it was the best movie he'd seen in a while. My husband and I might not be quite so impressed, but it was still better than 90% of the other animated movies we've had to sit through. Warning that there are some scary scenes and genocidal references that might be too much for some kids.
Written May 05, 2009
I thought that the story line was interesting with the aliens as the friendlier, peaceful beings and the Earth successors as the aggresors. It was what I have come to expect from animated films recently: decent story line, some character development and a conclusion.
What I am not happy about is that the first few 3-D films have been hyped as such and the experience to cost premium is not there--yet. If I had a choice of seeing this movie in a non 3-D venue I would have. The best 3-D of the whole experience were the previews. I took my kids to see Monsters v. Aliens in 3-D as well and both were disappointing relative to the 3-D experience. This took a movie I would have rated a "Go" to a "so-so".