ters is a poorly executed live action animation film projected in 2D
and 3D. The makers claim that the film has more than 85% digital
effects and seamless integration of VFX and live action . But the
experience of it does not match it's pre-release publicity. The
film is meant for children but the language and the intellectual jargon
used to highlight the fight between good and evil, is quite
incomprehensible-even for an adult. The story is simple- kids out
on a picnic encounter a light source which to them appears to be alien.
The alien appears to be seeking their help and the curious kids follow
the light and meet up with the main source who seeks their help to
vanquish the dark master. For this they will have to infiltrate the
castle and destroy the huge diamond which is the source of the dark
master's all encompassing power. The story which attempts to
explore the ill-effects of global warming while supporting the
need to save the environment , simply fails to make sense.
The animation sequences are quite inept and the action looks too
contrived and unrealistic. The good versus evil drama could have been
far more interesting and captivating if the animated characters
had more sophistication in design. The technique looks far too
basic to generate awe. Even so, the film draws out strong enough
emotions with the child actors doing their fair bit to engage. A little
bit more vitality, color ,definition in animation and seamlessness in
rendering could have made all the difference in overall enjoyment. But
that was not meant to be I guess!