From what I’ve been hearing, the animated film Titan A.E. has the best computerized animation of the century. Of course, when you consider that we’re only 6 months into this century, that may not mean very much. The movie has a spectacular beginning with the destruction of the Earth by the Dreads; an alien race made of pure energy. Just before the Earth explodes, a 5-year-old boy named Kale is placed in an escape pod by his father who remains behind to launch a ship called the Titan. The story jumps ahead 15 years when Kale (voice by Matt Damon), now a young man, is approached by an old friend of his father named Korso. He tells Kale that his father built a powerful spaceship named the Titan, which would save the human race. He also said that Kale’s father set a course for the Titan when he launched it from Earth and he hid the coordinates in a map. Kale doesn’t know it, but he has the map hidden in a ring that his father gave him that fateful day on Earth. Kale reluctantly begins the search for the Titan with the help of Korso and a beautiful young woman named Akima (voice of Drew Barrymore). Yeah, a Princess Leia wanna-be. They finally begin the search, but they encounter numerous obstacles and are pursued relentlessly by the Dreads who want to find the Titan and destroy it. This animated science fiction film is full of non-stop action and adventure. I was not impressed with the corny dialogue and the generic characters. They should have spent more time on the story instead of the animation, which does nothing for me anyway. This film will primarily appeal to boys from 9 to 12 years of age, or 30 year old men who refuse to grow up. I give this movie a C rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.