Nice animation, shame about the plot
The idea behind this updated version of the classic story is excellent,
turning Pinocchio into a robot boy who longs to be human. Backing this
up is some great computer-generated animation that stands up to
competition from Pixar hits such as Toy Story. However, the story is
woefully thin and the voice talents of Whoopi Goldberg and Malcolm
McDowell can\'t add anything to a predictable plot. Most of the comedy
relies on physical humour by Mayor Stromboli\'s two stupid robot
sidekicks, which is funny for the first five minutes. The moral of the
story is presented in a heavy-handed way and there are no in-jokes to
keep the parents happy, so repeat viewing by your young ones will
become very dull, very quickly. Strictly one for the kids..
A so-so movie
This movie's not really as bad as people say it is, but it's nothing
great either. First of all, it has stunning visuals, especially for
something done with light wave. Also, the idea was admirable enough.
However, I felt that there was no feeling put into this. I felt no
heart, no soul and no wit, just a cheap cash plug. Also, as another
before me has said, the story is predictable and flat and the
characters are stale too.
Here's something the writers need to realize. Stunning visuals are only
good when they're backed up by actual effort. Overall, it's not
horrible, it's just not exactly good either. It's average..