Thursday, February 4, 2010

Atlantis: Lost Empire (2001) - FILM

Disney tries something new. It bombs at the box office. They go back to making pop culture laden pieces of droll pandering entertainment.

Stupid audience.

The voice Micheal J. Fox star as a geeky researcher that is obsessed with the lost city in question. Teamed up with a motley gang of mercenaries he goes on a mission to find it the fabled lost city. On the way they fight giant robot crabs, an finally the most evil thing of all: HUMAN GREED!


It's nice to experience family entertainment' that puts likable distinct characters on the table, isn't afraid to kill people (Around 200!?) and adopt a different artistic template (based on the work of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola) than the usual cookie cutter formula. It loses steam when they finally do reach the Atlantis. We're forced to sit through some painful "Beauty of the Supernatural" sequences powered by James Newtown Howard's derrivitative score (Lots of female voices going "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh"). Characterization gets the shaft for an unwarranted action packed climax, but it all ends on a nice note, and the good far outweighs the bad.

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