Alpha and Omega (2010)

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that animated movies do not – repeat, DO NOT – have to be CGI animation in this day and age to be considered good.  Take Ponyo for example, or pretty much any Studio Ghibli film for that matter.  There is a place for hand-drawn animation, and if you’re just going to use bland and goofy-looking CGI, you might as well do it the old-fashioned way.  Of course, I imagine scaling that up for 3D is either impossible or super expensive.

Alpha and Omega is noteworthy for being Dennis Hopper’s last film, and that’s pretty much it.  The story is pretty adult-themed, about an Alpha wolf named Kate (Hayden Panettiere) and an Omega wolf named Humphrey (Justin Long) , being taken from their native forest in Jasper (heyo home province shout-out) and taken to Idaho to repopulate the species there.  The script finds many euphemisms to describe the mating, and all of them are pretty bad.

Once again, I know I’m not the market for this sort of film, but I just can’t see kids enjoying it.  I will give it a 1 for Hopper’s appearance and the wonderful Larry Miller as a French-Canadian goose.

1 / 5

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About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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