Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
WARNING: May Cause Toe-Tapping.
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!
Fifth watch of Buddy the Elf. After directing the Mad Max-trilogy about a post-apocalyptic wasteland with much bloodshed, George Miller thought to himself: “let’s make a motion capture film about tap-dancing penguins, my fans will love that.” I just read two reviews on this, which said: “in the year of the animated movie, this one soars above them all” and “in a year rich with animation options, Happy Feet stands head and shoulders above its competition.” These statements, first of all make, me wonder whether me and these critics have seen the same movie, but mostly whether they have cared to check out Paprika - also a 2006 movie - and also why they would consider this a ‘strong’ year…
George Miller's "Happy Feet" has a lot going for it: Hugh Jackman singing Elvis, Elijah Wood voicing the world's cutest penguin, and animated seals snarling like beasts from a horror film. The film is an upbeat, music-infused, CG-animated epic with a dark and timely edge that, though it is not quite satisfyingly developed, adds importance to the family-friendly adventure.
The narrative focus of "Happy Feet" is Mumble, a tiny emperor penguin who is unable to sing like the rest of his species. He can, however, dance, which does not ingratiate him with the penguin community's stuck-in-the-past elders. Soon, Mumble sets out on a journey that culminates with, among other things, a move to end overfishing off of Antarctica's waters.
aka FernGully on Ice
While everybody else was out celebrating the new Mad Max by (re)watching the original trilogy, I decided to try out George Miller's slightly less acclaimed series, Happy Feet. I have to admit, I don't think I made the better decision.
Happy Feet is cute, inoffensive, and generally well intentioned, so I don't really have any desire to criticize it. It's fine for children, and Miller's eye for kinetic action even manifests itself a couple times (being chased by the seal & sliding down the avalanche), but I promised myself I'd write about everything I watched, and I just didn't like Happy Feet as much as I wanted to. (All I wanted was a silent-era comedy or classical…
Ok, first off, penguins scare me. I'm convinced they are real world Mogwai, waiting to change into evil monsters. Nothing can be this cute without a catch.
So, my mother got this dvd for my kids as a Christmas present. I had already seen it and really didn't care much for it at all, due to aforementioned penguin related aversion and the fact that it was a bit bland and predictable.
The kids asked if they could watch it this morning as it is the first day of the Christmas holidays. So once again, while watching it, kids prove to be the most honest audience. At one point my daughter said: "Right, I'm…
Almost gave up on this as I just found the entire singing and tap dancing penguin thing completely irritating, but thankfully it just continues to mutate into something weirder and more complicated, becoming a story about skepticism and religious structures with some side trips into racial inclusiveness and environmentalism. And of course George Miller is no slouch with an untethered virtual camera. To be honest I didn't particularly enjoy this, but it's undeniably an idiosyncratic and confident work.
I can only think of five words to describe Happy Feet with. Not because I'm lazy, but because I'm lost of other words: Peculiar, Beautiful, Scary, Original, Bizarre.
I missed this during initial release in 2006 and really wish I hadn't. It's easily my favorite George Miller movie, and it shows me something I never realized all along: that that he's practically tailor-made made for animation, which liberates his imagination after it had somehow seemed constricted by his earlier live-action movies.
Miller has a very likable protagonist here in Elijah Wood's Mumble, some hip-hop music that somehow gets your feet tapping because it's sung by penguins instead of people, some of the best animation I've seen in recent years, and a story that goes from sweet and catchy in the first half to unexpectedly deep and mysterious in the second half.
Ironically, the previous movie of Miller's which…
This movie is so cute!!!
A moderately entertaining animation.
Happy Feet is a cute little animated family film with incredible animation and lovable characters.
Two thoughts regarding this movie 1.) I miss Robin Williams as an artist whether it was him acting on screen or doing voice over work he really was one of a kind and one of cinema's greatest treasures. 2.) This movie will have you tapping along with some of the music.
Overall the movie itself is just OK but there are a couple of aspects that do make it somewhat enjoyable to watch. Not the best animated movie ever but worth at least worth a watch 7/10
If only the whole movie were as lighthearted and clever as the first ten minutes. The environmentalist message was far too heavy handed and left me depressed with no redeeming value.
this movie is so weird
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The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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