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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

[5.75/10] Alpha and Omega (2010)

Alpha and Omega (2010)

Crest Studios' latest animated adventure "Alpha and Omega" tells the story of two mismatched wolves, Kate and Humphrey, who embark on a cross-country quest to get back home and restore peace in their pack after being relocated thousands of miles away by well-meaning park rangers. With such an amazing flicks as "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Toy Story 3", 2010 has proven itself as quite a strong year for animation, and while "Alpha and Omega" doesn't fall in the same league as the above mentioned, it's a fun and decently-crafted animated flick that is actually pretty enjoyable to watch. The story isn't anything groundbreaking or very innovative, but it's adventurous, dynamic and never boring, and there are a few scenes that are so genuinely hilarious, that you just can't help but laugh out loud. Kate and Humphrey, the two main characters are likable and very sympathetic, and both, Justin Long and Hayden Panettierean, do an excellent job on bringing these charming wolves to life. The secondary characters are also interesting to watch - Garth provides most of the laughs, and Kate's little sister, Lilly, is simply adorable. Visually, "Alpha and Omega" is rather average. The CGI work looks a bit clumsy and not polished enough, but the use of color in the scenery is absolutely incredible - the color palette is bright, vivid and richly saturated, and it's a feast for the eye. Unfortunately, I can't comment on the 3D effects, since I watched this flick in an old-fashioned 2D. Overall, "Alpha and Omega" is joyous, fast-paced and engaging, yet ultimately forgettable and clumsily-animated flick, that comfortly falls into the 'average' category.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I usually check out all of the animated flicks, but this one just didn't look worth the price of two movie tickets. Another one for NetFlix.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, I didn't see it on big screen, because I also thought it wasn't worthed. But I must say I really enjoyed this cute flick :)