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The problem with this movie is that it's so much better than the live action films one wonders why the people behind this film didn't work on the latter movies. Anakin is given a personality that isn't whiny and annoying, and in fact all the characters from the live action films are here, all of them treated with more respect than their live action counterparts. The animation is beautiful and the action exciting. There are a few problems here, but they're all minor and much more contained than the problems in the prequels. Well worth the time.
I think I always would have had a problem with this, which is a look at a father trying to reconnect with his family. I saw it right after Chef, which covers much of the same ground, but with subtlety. Taken together, this movie suffers in comparison. However, even without that comparison, I don't think this movie would be good. It's manipulative and it simply isn't very funny, which is a problem for a movie that is purported to be a comedy.
This is my favorite Kevin Smith movie, although it suffers from many of the same problems as all his films. Yes, it is drowning in profanity. Yes, there are way too many gay jokes and too much bathroom humor. Yes, many of the performances aren't good (and sometimes from good actors, leading me to think that a better director could have gotten better performances). And yes, the shots and camera placement isn't very inspired. But this movie works on its…
This movie is one of my favorites so a warning should be given. Gushing is going to begin....now!
This movie has a brilliant cast. I'm not going to name all of them, but they're all fantastic. I will mention that this is the movie that brought both Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long to my attention. I also want to say that we all know Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver are great actors, but this movie reminds me of…