Even Johnny Depp Can’t Save Weak Plot & Unappealing Characters!
Liked: I liked a few entertaining scenes and the quote, “No one can walk out of his own story.” I also think the four burrowing owls in festive sombreros and instruments are funny and kind of cute.
Disliked: This film is BAD! Johnny Depp tried his best, but his character is simply not very well developed. Also, a lot like what Roger Ebert  wrote on “The Green Hornet,” there is too much senseless violence that adds little to the plot. I don’t like the character design either. Many of the townspeople are ugly, and some do not resemble any living creatures, such as a character with shaggy hair and a beak for a nose. The film has a weak story line and no powerful moral. “Wall-E” told a much better story about a similar problem.
Would I recommend it? Don’t waste your money. Sorry, Johnny, but even you cannot save it!
Perry Chen has been reviewing movies since he was 8 in third grade. He is also a young animator, collaborating with Oscar-nominated Bill Plympton. He was among 75 animators around the world to animate Plympton's "Guard Dog Global Jam" based on the Oscar-nominated "Guard Dog." "Guard Dog Global Jam" premiered at SXSW film festival in March 2011.
Perry is the youngest winner of San Diego Press Club 2010 Excellence in Journalism awards for his movie review, and was featured in “The Young Icons” TV show. He reviews G/PG-rated movies for the San Diego Union Tribune and San Diego Entertainer Magazine with over 1 million readers combined. Perry is also the resident film critic for Amazing Kids, a non-profit organization with kids-generated content on its monthly magazine with about 1 million readers. He was featured as "Amazing Kid of the Month" in Feb 2011:
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