Titan A.E.: REVIEWED

Genre: Animation/Sci-fi/Adventure/Action     Run. Time:  94mins    Language: English     Year: 2000
Directed by: Don Bluth and Gary Oldman (some scenes by Art Vitello)
Written by: Hans Bauer and Randall McCormick (story) & Ben Edlund, John August and Josh Whedon (screenplay)
Starring
Matt Damon as Cale Tucker
Drew Barrymore as Akima
Bill Pullman as Capt. Joseph Korso
John Leguizamo as Gune
Nathan Lane as Preed
Janeane Garofalo as Stith
and Ron Perlman as Professor Sam Tucker

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“A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.”

… in 1 word:
Surprising.

… in 10 words:
Entertaining and beautiful to watch, but also messy and lost.

… in 100 words:
I remember thoroughly enjoying Titan A.E at the cinema almost 15 years ago and, though I enjoyed watching it again, it was a different experience. Back then it was a film about a daring trip through space to save humanity. Now, it’s a beautifully animated film with a promising premise but a lack of clarity and direction. It’s a shame to think that the studio was closed after this, but it just didn’t match their previous film, Anastasia. It’s worth a watch, but be prepared to scoff at the impossibility of the ending; I didn’t remember it ending like that!

Now go and watch it…
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