Titan A.E. (Import DVD)
Starring Bill Pullman et al
List Price R 77
Discovery Miles 650
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N. Taliakis, Bedfordview. 13 February 2008
If you enjyed Disney's Treasure Planet then you will enjoy Titan AE.
The story is set after the destruction of Earth where our ne'r-do-well protagonist finds himself in trouble and is rescued - spirited way onto a galaxy spaning quest for the Titan - a "ship" designed by his father that is humankind's last hope for ever finding a homeworld.
Persued by vicious aliens who want nothing less than the total extermination of the human race and facing cross and double-cross right up to the grand finale this is a roller coaster of a film.
It does however suffer on a number of levels: With the exception of the main character none of the others are fully fleshed and interpersonal relationships develop with little credibility. One gets the impression that the final product was butchered to bring it within the average 10year-old's attention span; they ran out of money (hard to believe considering the quality of the voice artists) so had to do without scenes that would really dvelop the characters; or that it was written by a bunch of guys with pre-pubescent attitudes and understandings of interpersonal relationships.
That said - I think its a damn fine adventure tale - brought to (bigger than) life as only animation can do on a Sci-Fi story