• Battle for Terra (2009)

Battle for Terra

Release Date: May 1st, 2009

DVD Release Date: September 22nd, 2009

PG |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

When strange objects appear in the sky above the peaceful world of Terra, some of the inhabitants believe the gods have come to visit. Instead, human invaders swoop down and kidnap a number of Terrareans, including Mala's (Evan Rachel Wood) father. Mala saves a downed pilot, Jim Stanton (Luke Wilson), hoping he'll help her find her father. While certain Earthlings plot to take control of Terra, Mala and Stanton realize that the fates of both their peoples hinge on the choices they make.

Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, Luke Wilson, James Garner, Chris Evans, Dennis Quaid, David Cross, Justin Long

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas

Genres: Science fiction , Adventure , Animated

Production Co: Snoot Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Father, 2000s, Underdog, Endearing, Rescue, Creative, Suspenseful, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The animation is nicely stylized and the color palette well-chosen, although the humans are so square-jawed, they make Dick Tracy look like Andy Gump. The voice performances are persuasive. The obvious drawback is that the film is in 3-D. If you can find a theater showing it in 2-D, seek it out. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The animation is splendid on what must have been, since this is not a studio film, a modest budget. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The plot is an obvious parable for modern dilemmas, yet in the hands of the film's creators, and with their graceful use of 3-D, viewers feel as if they're watching how the future might actually unfold, glimpsing a conflict that's destined to take place 300 years from now. show more

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