Went to see this last night and was really, really entertained. I am not sure how Dreamworks keeps coming up with great scripts, but they do. This was a great story, with lots of laughs for both parents and kids.
The 3D effects were outstanding as well, and it was a lot more than just a few "hey, something's going to hit me" type of effects.
No 3-D in our local theater which bummed the kids out but they still enjoyed it (11, 9 & 3 1/2) - I checked my brain at the door and enjoyed a big box of whoppers - 90 minutes later we were out the door.....next ?
I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
Originally posted by dunkndollazNo 3-D in our local theater which bummed the kids out but they still enjoyed it
I KNOW! What the hell, Dreamworks?!
Either have it 3-D everywhere or not at all. My kids were bummed, and so was I. This happened with Coraline as well.
I liked it. The story was very predictable, but fun anyway. I think my theater tried to compensate for the 3-D by turning up the volume really loud. I know it's been around a while, but I still marvel at computer animation and the things they can do. Each new film gets a little bit better visually than the last one.
The New Yorker gave this a relatively positive review -- Anderson's now an established "darling." The film is ho-hum. Anderson needs to break out of his teenage sensibility and mature to real film-making.