DailyView: Day 215, Movie 302
I enjoyed the animated Disney film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire very much. It was an underappreciate Disney classic featuring the voice work of Michael J. Fox. So when I came across a sequel of the movie while scanning through Disney +, I was excited to watch it. Sadly, this does not come anywhere near as much fun as the original film.
In fact, this is one of those Disney straight-to-DVD films like The Return of Jafar and Simba’s Pride, and, sadly, the quality is at about that level.
You can tell that some of this was meant to come from an animated series that had been scrapped when the original Atlantis movie was less than successful. This feels like something that should appear on one of the Disney networks instead of the movie theater.
There are three basic segments in this movie that are weaved together with some transitional animation. The segments were “Kraken”, “Spirit of the West” and “Spear of Destiny”. One a battle with a sea monster, one in an old west confrontation and then an appearance of Odin, of a sort.
Quite the disappointment with this film. I was hoping for so much more with these characters.