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Animated

Escape from planet Earth (2013)


Escape planet Earth

I’ve seen this on my Netflix page for ages and been wanting to watch it but I’ve heard bad things… I dunno why but I actually really really enjoyed this movie… You have the crazy alien Scorch (Brendan Fraser) and the more careful brother Gary (Rob Corddry), then a power hungry american general type (William Shatner) with 3 alien side kicks that later on cracked me up (no spoiler here).

A lot of familiar voices in this movie; Ricky Gervais (The computer), Sarah Jessica Parker (Kira), Jessica Alba (Lena) and Sofía Vergara (Gabby) to mention a few. Besides the cast, the characters of the movie is funny and entertaining… and the soundtrack is really awesome, in fact so awesome I bookmarked it on Spotify (and I’m listening to it as I write this review). I’d definitely watch this again on more than one occation… Strangely I also crave a slushy at the moment… Man that soundtrack was cool… I liked it visually as well plus it had some interesting aliens (not to creative but I liked’em). The storm trooper like army on earth was somewhat cool and I liked the slime shooty shooty ice ice scene.

Cal Brunker only directed one movie before this, Ninjamaica (2009)… but he also worked as a storyboard artist on Ice age 4, Despicable me, 9 and Horton saves a who. Think I’ll be seeing more of that name…

..I rate this movie 7/10 stars..


Turbo (2013)


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In the mood for some speed ? Why not check out this animated movie with snails as the protagonists \(o.o)/ and it was actually quite charming with lots of familiar voices (The most recognizable being Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti and Luis Guzmán). I bet Samuel enjoyed putting snail on his resume *giggles*. I recognized Paul in when he did the wake up speech after the lawnmover incident. Other voices you might recognize is Ryan Reynolds (Turbo) and Michelle Rodriguez (Paz), I didn’t tho.

The snail characters is so cool with their pimped up shells (I’m still laughing about the one with the mustache). They managed to make a good childrens movie with bullys, karma, morale and humor. A movie I easily could watch again at some point. Sure, it’s predictable but most movies are. It even has a cool catchy tune…

This is the first “full movie” directed by David Soren. He previously did some Madagaskar shorts. He’s also done some voice acting in movies like Madagaskar 2, Shark Tale and Neighbours from hell.

..I rate this movie 8/10 stars..


A Turtle’s tale (2010)


Sammy's_AdventuresFelt like a cutesy type animated movie so I ended up watching this one. Even tho it’s sweet and charming I found it creepy at times (how manly of me). I’m not to fond of deep waters and all that… tho the toothless shark was kinda nifty.

A childrens movie with a morale sprinkled with ethics and awareness of us humans being cunts and all that… it’s a good thing. Kind of get ashamed of my own species during some of the scenes in the movie but overall I’d say I liked this movie. It’s a good childrens movie with charming characters, visually pretty and a nice story.

Would I watch it again?.. probably not but I enjoyed it. The movie is directed by Ben Stassen (who also had a hand in writing it). Not really seen anything else by him, he’s done quite a few shorts and documentaries. His newest movie is House of Magic (2013).

..I rate this movie 7/10 stars..


Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)


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I found this gem on Netflix this morning. Never heard of it before and ended up loving it. Man, seriously I don’t think animated could come any closer to a real cast graphics/CGI wise… Cool story, cool characters, great visually and nice soundtrack. I love that I got to watch it with original score (japanese) ’cause I really hate “dubbed” anime into english… same goes for original animated movies from english to norwegian. I want to see and feel the characters as they were intended in the original language of the production.

I’d definitely watch this one again… Director Shinji Aramaki also did Appleseed Alpha (2014) ooo want to see.. Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) which I loved and Ekusu makina (2007) also known as Appleseed Exmachina which I also loved. This man’s behind a lot of stuff I treasure… so I guess it’s no surprise I loved this one.

..I rate this movie 8/10 stars..


Wreck it Ralph (2012)


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Yet another of those Animated movies I’ve put on hold without knowing why. It’s probably my favorite production with Sarah Silverman (Vannelope) in it, her character is somewhat adorable in this one. John C. Reilly is the voice of Ralph, he doesn’t have that much of a characteristic voice so I would never have known who was the voiceover if it weren’t for the cast end credits.

The most recognizable character  voice in the game is without a doubt Calhoun (Jane Lynch). There are some other familiar names on the voice over cast list but I don’t really remember the characters. I was to busy focusing my attention towards Ralph and Vannelope… and the yummie mentoses and chocolate lakes… sorta got a sweettooth for candy now and I don’t do carbs anymore so *sadface*.

I really liked this movie overall when it comes to story (I lived in the arcades in my early teens myself), and liked the visual graphics, soundtrack and movie universe. I’d watch a sequel of this if there were one.. and I’d watch this again to at some point but next time surrounded with icecream, coco, chocolate and cake.

Rich Moore did both write and direct this. He’s worked on Simpsons and Futurama in the past. Nothing I really enjoy but I did enjoy this one.

..I rate this movie 8/10 stars..


Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)


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Not the best animated movie I’ve seen the last decades but it has some charm at least. I like that roach, ginormica and B.o.B (Seth Rogen should do more cartoon characters, he’s got the voice and laughter). Also fun to hear Hugh Laurie (House MD.) as the cockroach. That insectosaurus was kind of freaking me out in the butterfly stage, one of the most disturbing monsters I’ve ever seen…

The villains (robot and squidlings) was kinda cool but the overall story kind of boring compared to the other movies that has come out the last decade. I kind of liked the president tho… Is he supposed to be a Ronald Jenkees clone ? ’cause he kind of reminded me of him (I’m a big fan of his actually). The only real funny part about the movie is the screaming secretary person. There’s a lot of familiar voices in this actually when one starts to look at the voice cast, but that doesn’t help much when the story is average.

This movie has two directors; 1.) Rob Letterman who did Shark Tale (2004) and worked on visual effects for Lake Placid (1999). 2.) Conrad Vernon who did Shrek 2 (2004) and Madagaskar 3 (2012).

..I rate this movie 6/10 stars..

 

 


Croods (2013)


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Dun-dun-duuuuh … ! Two animated movies in a short amount of time, so unlike me… and here I thought Frozen would stand alone on top for a while but Croods was actually even better. Way to go Dreamworks :)

There are so many aspects that makes this an entertaining movie; the creatures, the Croods behaviour, the gorgeous visuals and landscapes… I especially love the little girl that runs around like a wild rabid creature and the old grandma that Grug keeps wishing to perish but keeps getting disappointed. Croods has many many good moments, in fact the only bad thing about the movie was that it ended… oh, and I loved Belt :)

… at the end after the end credits there are a few seconds where that elephantmice plays their snouts as trumpets. Like 5 seconds but it was still fun to watch as I barely ever do sit through credits (I happend to read about the fact on imdb.com so I waited it out to see).

1 very familiar voice on this movie, Grug that has Nicholas Cage as a voice actor (he should do that more often, he seems like a good fit to voice acting on animated movies). Two more familiar names are Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds whome did Eep and Guy.

There are 2 directors on this movie; Kirk De Micco whome did Space Chimps (2008) and he was a producer on the documentary HALO: Freefall Warriors (2003).  Chris Sanders whome did How to train your dragon (2010), one of my all time favorite animated movies and Lilo & Stitch  (2002). They are both working on a sequel to Croods which is estimated to premiere in 2017 according to imdb.com.

..I rate this movie 8/10 stars..


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