The world may be round but this picture is flat.
This is one of those films where you just don\'t have any idea why it
was even made. Why in the world would Germans feel drawn to a story
featuring Christopher Columbus, a wood worm, a firefly princess and
some sort of horribly, horribly animated swarm something-or-other? I
just keep asking myself over and over again, "Why?"
The overall animation doesn\'t even come close to looking like anything
out of the 1990\'s. It is very simplistic, drab and amateur-looking.
Supposedly stationary objects jiggle back and forth and the mouths of
characters don\'t match the words being spoken way too many times.
Forget about all of the important ingredients necessary to make a
decent animated film. Dom DeLuise and Corey Feldman as your main voice
talent? Ugh. Sheesh...and the songs in the film! You will thank me for
the following advice: Do not keep any sharp objects lying around while
watching this film! If you happen to find a pencil before you find the
"Mute" button on the remote, well, you will probably be tempted to use
it to puncture your eardrums. The sole good song is the one by Al
Jarreau over the closing credits.
I don\'t even know where to begin as far as the story goes. Something
about a wood worm who walks and talks and wears clothes. He has a
carrot for a nose and tells Christopher Columbus that the world is
actually round and not flat or square. The wood worm, named Pico, snags
a girlfriend but she is later kidnapped by a swarm creature. Columbus
convinces the Queen to give him three ships so he can sail to Asia and
Pico tags along to try and find his girlfriend. They end up landing on
a tropical island and find a fortune in gold. Is any of this sounding
interesting to you?
This is one of those many films where you just know that the story
behind the development of it is infinitely more interesting than the
film itself. I don\'t know why the Germans didn\'t make something that
they could relate to better. They tried to emulate an American animated
film but completely and utterly failed. Even early episodes of "The
Smurfs" are filled with more complex storytelling and cutting edge
animation than this disaster. Bon Voyage! 1/10.
Mudia watch Memoirs Of A Geisha movie
5 stars Great .
Mudia watch The Last Man movie
5 stars Great One of the choicest animation movies of my growing up years. .
Only as Funny as you Let it be
Columbus is probably the wildest character I can name! The movie for
what it's worth can be entertaining, if you don't mind its humble
animation (although some of the still paintings are refreshing after
being submerged with all the CGI of today), basic story and loose
adaptation of history. I mean if anyone gripes about the plot or the
voices, just enjoy it for Columbus's character! There are SO many
hilarious quotes from that guy (I don't know if such highlights are
considered "spoilers" because it's not key to the plot or anything of
that nature, but I think I'd rather play it safe) like "So that's what
happened to Fishy," and "Who turned out the gold?" I mean he is so
wacky, he single-handedly steals the movie from start to end! If you
can "go with the flow", I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it, and
certainly a few hoots and hollers from Columbus. In fact, it may be the
only reason people still observe Columbus Day!.