Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
USA, 2000. David Kirschner Productions, Don Bluth Productions, Fox Animation Studios, Twentieth Century Fox. Story by Hans Bauer, Randall McCormick, Screenplay by Ben Edlund, John August, Joss Whedon. Produced by Gary Goldman, Don Bluth, David Kirschner. Music by Graeme Revell, Tim Simonec. Production Design by Philip A. Cruden. Costume Design by Kym Barrett. Film Editing by Bob Bender, Paul Martin Smith, Fiona Trayler.
Excellent animated science-fiction adventure that makes up for its so-so storyline with amazing visual panache and a healthy dose of imagination. Great voice acting from the likes of Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Janeane Garofalo propels a story about a young hero who leads a revolution to restore humanity to its own planet after Earth is destroyed by evil aliens. Not for the very young as the film is very violent and sometimes disturbing, probably why it failed at the box office (which forced Fox to close its animation studio after only two features, Anastasia and this one). For the rest of us older and wiser folk, however, it’s terrific!