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Alpha and Omega (2010)

A movie directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck

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Howl, my love, howl!

  • Jan 18, 2011
Rating:
+3
Predictable!
The love stories between 2 pairs of wolves, Humphrey & Kate + Garth & Lilly.



It's action packed and the themes are love, territorial rights, leadership, responsibility, friendship and being transported to foreign lands. What is interesting is how music is being infused effectively into the film. In fact, many animation films rely on this medium to leave a lasting impression and to generate different kinds of emotions. This one actually "exploits" that to the fullest, imho. That may be what saved the story, which is way too predictable. 


There are lots of dancing (if you haven't seen how a wolf dances, you must! ;-)) and the expressions of some of the wolves are truly great. I feel it captured human's expression to the best. Although predictable, there are still many touching moments, esp. right at the end. I was truly surprised!


Having said that, I suggest anyone interested in watching this one to wait for the DVD. Movie tickets are way too expensive these days to watch something that's so predictable! This one would make a reasonably good family time with the kids!
Howl, my love, howl! Howl, my love, howl! Howl, my love, howl!

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January 24, 2011
I still want to see this one, great review.
 
January 18, 2011
I am holding off on this until it hits HBO. This does look like fun in some ways, but I need to see better ones these days. Nice review!
January 19, 2011
Good idea!
 
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review by . February 18
posted in Movie Hype
Better Than the Negative Reviews Would Have You Suspect
It’s been almost 3-years to the day since the film’s DVD release (1/11/2011) that I finally dug through my animated film queue deep enough to give Alpha and Omega its due.  The reason for the delay? Well for one, abundant negative reviews surrounding this piece.  A quick search reveals no shortage of critics, professional and amateur alike, willing to slam this movie in just about every conceivable unit of measurement.  Yet despite the criticisms, Alpha and Omega just …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"Alpha and Omega" is a cute, harmless, disposable animated film, something the kids may enjoy during its ninety-minute run but then forget about as soon as they get home. I appreciated it from a technical standpoint - the animation is decent, the color scheme is vivid, the vocal performances are competent - but I didn't get all that much out of the story or the characterizations, both of which are a little too innocuous for my taste. Not to sound presumptuous, but I suspect I speak …
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Love is blind to the rules of tradition, opposites attract, and both clichés apply quite nicely to the wolves inAlpha and Omega. In the wolf world, the pack values the omega wolves' skill of defusing tense situations with humor just as much as they value the keen leadership skills of the alpha wolves, but tradition dictates that alpha wolves don't mate with omega wolves. So, when the all-business alpha wolf Kate (Hayden Panettiere) and the fun-seeking omega wolf Humphrey (Justin Long) find themselves attracted to one another, the pair resign themselves to a life apart, and Kate agrees to a match with alpha male Garth (Chris Carmack) from a rival pack in order to peacefully merge the two packs into one. But when Humphrey and Kate are tranquilized in their home in Jasper National Forest, Canada, and relocated to Sawtooth Forest far away in Idaho, the two discover that not only can opposites work very well together, but that neither of them can continue to ignore their attraction for the other. The question is, will working together, combined with a little help from a golf-playing goose and his duck caddy, be enough to get the pair all the way back to Jasper National Park before the rival wolf packs tear one another apart at the next full moon? And what will become of their relationship if they do return in time? This animated 3-D film is amusing and entertaining, if not particularly outstanding. A lot of the humor is pretty corny and the plot has been done many ...
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Genre: Animation
Runtime: 88 minutes
Studio: Lionsgate
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