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"Dances With Smurfs" is the catchiest assessment I've heard of it. Until someone puts up a convincing argument, the trailer was enough for me.

Chris Quinones

I napped through a chunk of the first hour of the thing.

Too pretty visually, and as pure a boilerplate by the numbers storyline as can be extruded these days. If you can turn off your mind and just watch the pretty pictures, go see it. (Giovanni Ribisi was superbly douchey, but Boiler Room is a favorite so I'm predisposed to like Ribisi in anything.)


I had that left behind feeling when I saw "The English Patient."

Then again, someone had wondered why these 'discovery' stories are always told from the point of view of the invaders, like history didn't begin until they showed up.


Is there any evidence that earth depends on this stuff? Because if it did I would think official government forces would be there a-plenty, rather than corporate rent-a-cops.(My impression was that earth is suffering from environmental crisis, not lack-of-unobtanium crisis per se).


Ian Welsh

It didn't do much for me, mainly because it was too by the numbers. I could ignore the plot holes, but not the plot, unfortunately.

Pretty though, very pretty. And as a writer, I know I'm a bit jaded.


Your non-review is bracing, if only to counter Denby's twenty gallons of maple syrup over at Charlie Rose's place the other day. I had the suspicion that there would be problems like the one you mentioned.


Sheesh! I remember when we went to the movies to pass a pleasant two or three hours and maybe even be entertained. "Avatar" accomplished both for us.

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