OK, where to start? When I heard it was originally a book by Berkeley Breathed my interest was peaked. Seriously, the author of Bloom County wrote a sci-fi story, cool! Then I seen it was a Disney pic... fuck. It all goes downhill from there.
There is too much of a reliance upon the animation to carry the film. In fact, the animation gets totally in the way of the story. They did a great job in parts of capturing the actors faces and such but overall they just went nuts with it and it got out of hand. Yet another film that relies on special effects to cover up shitty writing.
And what the hell was up with the constant scenes of the characters falling? Yeah, Mars has only 38% the gravitic attraction as Earth, but they show the characters falling for miles at a time (repeatedly into a giant piles of scrap iron no less) and they just jump up like it never happened. My ass.
There is a scene at the end of the film that actually got me bitching loudly at the screen. Humans running across the surface of Mars with no spacesuit. WTF? Mars has at most 1% of the atmospheric pressure of Earth. Lets not forget an average temperature of -67F. And yet they run across the surface like it's a park in Nevada or something. Just at sunrise no less where the temps would be the coldest. They would have been swollen, freeze-dried, meat-cicles in just a couple of seconds.
And last but not least, there is the way they ripped off every alien encounter/abduction story ever (and badly at that. Trust me, I could go for an hour describing the ways they stole ideas and fucked them up.) Hell, even the poster was a ripoff of the classic Close Encounters poster of the kid looking out the front door. It's just one big ripoff of ideas one after another.
To sum it up, this movie sucked. And yes, it's just a cartoon but shit like the surface scenes are just inexcusable.
a side note
while watching "rise of the apes" my cohort said a brilliant thing:
"These Apes really hate glass!"
I found it too funny to not post.
this comment came after many sequences of them jumping trough glass most notable from the office building.
you'd think a smart ape would try and toss a heavey obelect first?
anyways best joke I got out of it
After seeing all the original movies, the TV series, books, comics, and that markymark and the funky bunch version, I think I'm all monkied out. Maybe I'll catch it in a few years but right now the idea just bores me to tears.
quote:Originally posted by Tefl After seeing all the original movies, the TV series, books, comics, and that markymark and the funky bunch version, I think I'm all monkied out. Maybe I'll catch it in a few years but right now the idea just bores me to tears.
I read this out of context of the previous post and assumed it had to do with The Monkees.
Mars Needs Moms just looked ugly. That motion capture thing Robert Zemeckis has been trying to peddle since Christmas Express has got to stop.
Another tale of 'We're fucking up in the Middle East, while being incredibly heroic'. Embarrassing movie, really. Leo is totally unconvincing, Crowe is hamming it up, and the story is completely far fetched. Add to that a subplot of childish cross-culture romance and you get... 7.1 on IMDb, I guess. 2.5/10
I liked the movie in movie stuff cuz, I knew the movies
otherwise its' a uncalled for bit of pornography, I feel bad for the actors. but they all did a good job. worth a watch a guess...but not nearly as much as it should be given the time background it was working with.
Suddenly I don't know why I watched this movie.
I guess it kind of won me over in the end, with some of that well made sentimental schmaltz I'm such a gay sucker for.
But really, everyone in this movie is kind of bland scum. Except Emile Hirsch, he was pretty cute. 6.7/10
The environmental impact that one baby makes is justification to eat as many as you see fit. God and that one dude who was too stupid to move when they nailed him down don't want you to destroy this planet that was made just for you.
Babies don't eat cud or have cloven hooves, so its kosher.