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Old March 23 2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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Battle For Terra

Thoughts? Opinions? The trailer is definitely interesting though i'd prefer it was live action.

Here's a link to the trailer:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/indepe...attleforterra/
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Old March 23 2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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That movie would be dope if it wasn't a cartoon... but it still might be okay.
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Old March 23 2009, 04:16 AM   #3
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Wow, impressive. A reversal of the standard alien invading Earth story. This time, we're the invaders.
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Old March 23 2009, 04:31 AM   #4
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Wow, impressive. A reversal of the standard alien invading Earth story. This time, we're the invaders.
Which is a neat twist on the old concept.

The movie certainly looks impressive. Great visuals, great cast (Brian Cox!) and despite being animated, looks like it takes its subject matter very seriously. Can't wait to see this one. It completely snuck up on me until this evening. And it comes out a week before Trek 11 so it'll be a warm up for that.

Anybody have any background on this film and its production?
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Old March 23 2009, 04:35 AM   #5
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And to answer my own question, from Wikipedia:

Battle for Terra (known as Terra before a name-change for the 2009 US release) is a 2007 computer animated science fiction film, based on the short film, about a peaceful alien planet which faces destruction from colonization by the displaced remainder of the human race. The film was directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas of MeniThings Productions, and features the voices of Brian Cox, Luke Wilson, and David Cross among others. It premiered on September 8, 2007 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be widely released in the United States on May 1, 2009.[1]
It won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival. [2]

Sounds like this film has a bit of a pedigree. High hopes for this one.
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Old March 23 2009, 05:20 AM   #6
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Looks great. Might be the first movie of its kind that I really, REALLY want to see.
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Old March 23 2009, 05:25 AM   #7
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Calling the planet "Terra" is a strange choice, since that's another name for Earth, but looks good.
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Old March 23 2009, 05:45 AM   #8
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Calling the planet "Terra" is a strange choice, since that's another name for Earth, but looks good.
I thought so as well...

*shrugs*
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Old March 23 2009, 06:27 AM   #9
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Saw it at Tribeca last year, when it was just called "Terra". I enjoyed it.
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Old June 1 2009, 11:50 PM   #10
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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I was really wondering if anyone knew the story behind what happened to this movie. I wanted to see it, but it never opened around here and Box Office Mojo says that it has only grossed $1,618,603 since May 1 (basically a weekday afternoon for Star Trek).

I thought it looked really cool. Did it suck or something?
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Old June 2 2009, 12:54 AM   #11
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It sounds pretty interesting. I'll have to check for it when it comes to DVD. I really like the idea of making humans bad guys for once, it seems, in a sci-fi film.
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Old June 2 2009, 03:00 AM   #12
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Well I for one have seen this movie. I caught it on opening weekend. Needless to say the theater was nearly empty.

The movie was okay. It gets off to a slow start, but it picks up about half way through. All in all it was an interesting concept but the script could have used more development.

and Terra is the name the invading humans give to the planet. It's not the native name of the planet.

I can briefly explain why the humans are invading if no one minds the spoilers.
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Old June 2 2009, 03:58 AM   #13
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Was there even any advertising for it? I'm a fan of animation and missed this entirely. Breaks my heart that it bombed so badly. All it can do is discourage studios from taking chances on doing anything besides whacky talking animal movies.
Oh well, at least theres still Pixar.

Stupid movie-goers.
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Old June 2 2009, 04:00 AM   #14
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Was there even any advertising for it? .
I think I remember seeing an ad for it on this Board, but I could be mistaken.

and I remember seeing comercials for it on tv.
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Old June 2 2009, 04:48 AM   #15
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when does this come out? ads for it have ceased. anyway, it would do better if they didn't look too... comical, i guess. it's quite a serious story but the character design detract from it. seems like something light hearted and comical, but it's not. it's like they are trying to appeal to children viewers when the story is a bit more serious than that.
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