I took the kids to see this on the IMAX bigscreen this weekend, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
While Robin Williams has certainly done better animated work, this was still just a lot of fun.
Perhaps I am too-jaded-now, but an awful lot of this flick suggested the animation was being done for a video game first, and then they forced a story into it.
Nevertheless, the characters worked, some of the jokes were pretty clever, most of the animation was thrilling on the big screen, and this film will easily become a DVD to add to the family collection.
I saw it to review for our school newspaper....I thought the animation was as good as I've ever seen, but the story was lacking and I thought the characters were a bit one-dimensional. Of course, kids don't really care about those things.
I was surprised that there weren't many laugh-out-loud moments, especially considering Robin Williams was in the cast.
EDIT: AWArulz nailed the one time I remember laughing out loud...Williams' character dancing like Britney Spears.
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It almost was what I predicted...until the end. When Becky got knocked out, my parents had one of those "you're kidding!!!" moments as I raised my hand in success in having her booted out. Enjoy watch the rest of AI5 with your twin sister.