Creatures with physical features combining fish with human attributes dwell on Terra.
Though their society is a tad repressive and shuns technology, life on Terra is peaceful until the rag-tag remnant of humanity — living in a gargantuan space ship — invades.
Somewhere in the mish-mash plot is a why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along moral.
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Not that anyone will care.
Battle for Terra’s impressive 3-D effects make up for the less-than-impressive story.
What’s not clear is the film’s target demographic. Though young kids are as wowed as their parents by three-dimensional effects, neither age group has an attention span long enough to sit through this yawner.
Teens will love the effects, but the story moves too slow for a group more in love with the half-hour chunks of Asian cartoon crap found on the Cartoon Network than anything really original.
Mr. Movie rating: 2 1/2 stars
Rated PG for mature themes. It opens Friday, May 1 at the Carmike 12.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.