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!
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.
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…
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.
'Ve are ze forcibly cute penguins und soon ve will rule ze world!'
Well, I'm impervious to penguin cuteness so shove off. And stop singing for crying out loud. It's embarrassing.
Just stay true to yourselves, kids - or else everybody you know will die in an environmental catastrophe.
What a piece of crap. I was encouraged to watch this after the kids were taken with the Happy Feet 2 poster prominently displayed at the local cinema.
Firstly, I didn't know that the "thing" that Emporer Penguins do is sing, so the story that Mumble was ostracized from his tribe/flock/group (there is no official collective noun, also something I didn't know) because he can't sing made no sense.
Secondly, the filmmakers have tried to sex up the characters too much. Look, I know how baby animals are made, and there's a way in which to present that to little kids, but having overtly sexual birds singing Prince is not the way.
It made me feel a bit queasy but…
This is one of those movie's that i don't like but other people do like.
Happy Feet has amazing visuals and a heartfelt storyline that seeks to raise environmental awareness in a simple but honest and meaningful way. Even leaving that aside, it was a funny and vastly entertaining animated feature film that was also bolstered by a strong voice cast.
Oscar-winning animation that is a sight for sore eyes. The scenes in which Happy Feet acts with human animated characters are so perfect that it seems that the humans are real.
Something about this was so fu**** up, the animations style
I fell asleep after thirty minutes and never got around to finishing it.
More like Crappy Feet, amirite people?
Dancing penguin doesn't fit in with all of the other penguins, who sing rather than dance.
A bit too slow/boring to recommend it.
Good: Cool to see thousands of penguins singing and dancing.
Bad: Pretty weak plot and ends up being a bit boring. Insertion of Robin Williams' voice everywhere doesn't help.
Rating: 7.1 / 10 (Good)
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The World According to Garp
- Moscow on the Hudson
- Good Morning, Vietnam
- Dead Poets Society
Goodnight Mork from Ork.
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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