Film #351: PLANZET
3 out of 5 stars
PLANZET is a CG-generated, Post-Apocalyptic, sci-fi film in the style of the FINAL FANTASY films. The story is predictable, but engaging and safe for kids. The animation, well… I’ll be honest, in my opinion, we’re just not there yet. We’re close. But I’ll be honest… while watching these kinds of films, I find myself continually reaching for my Xbox 360 controller. Everything looks like a videogame “cut scene.” Still, the animation style certainly allows moments that are breathtaking. There are sequences that surpass anything in modern “real” filmmaking. The action is kept crisp and we see everything we need to because it can be controlled in the computer. And it’s short. The run-time is a smidgen under an hour. So, if you liked the FINAL FANTASY flicks, anime, or “mechs” and such, PLANZET is worth the rental and again, it’s ok for kids (although there is some talk about death).