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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Nice animation, shame about the plot, 24 January 2005
Author: meejaboy from United Kingdom
The idea behind this updated version of the classic story is excellent, turning Pinocchio into a robot boy who longs to be human. Backing this up is some great computer-generated animation that stands up to competition from Pixar hits such as Toy Story. However, the story is woefully thin and the voice talents of Whoopi Goldberg and Malcolm McDowell can't add anything to a predictable plot. Most of the comedy relies on physical humour by Mayor Stromboli's two stupid robot sidekicks, which is funny for the first five minutes. The moral of the story is presented in a heavy-handed way and there are no in-jokes to keep the parents happy, so repeat viewing by your young ones will become very dull, very quickly. Strictly one for the kids.
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Spanish/Canadian/French co-production based on Carlo Collodi tale about the immortal character, 8 January 2012
This is the fantastic story of a little robot known as Pinocchio P3K
.The year is 3000 , it happens in Scamboland ruled by a villain Mayor ,
Gepetto is an old inventor whose greatest ambition is to become
Pinocchio to be a real boy . As he creates a Cyberrobot called
Pinocchio and his wish is suddenly granted by a fairy named Cyberina.
Geppetto, with the assistance of his faithful helper , uncle Spencer
the cyber penguin, and by the unexpected appearance of holographic
fairy Cyberina , manufactures Pinocchio . Spencer acts as Pinocchio's
"conscience" and keep him out of trouble ,but he is not too successful
in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with the little
Cyberrobot deep in problem when he goes to Scamboland , an amusement
park built by the nasty Mayor whose daughter befriends Pinoccio .But
before he can be given a heart and become a real boy, Cyberina insists
that Pinocchio learns the difference between right and wrong.
This is strictly a fantasy-Scifi story, not a parable or a full story about lying, although that obviously is one of the messages . There are several moral messages in here, so it's a worthwhile story for kids to see whose protagonist is a likable prototype superrobot equipped for emotions. A modern adaptation that takes us into topics looking at all times to emphasize the value of the natural and human feeling over the artificial and cyberspace.
No less important is the blatant environmental message for the care of green spaces within large cities, and criticism of boundless ambition, plunder and devastate human rights of others.
While the film has an addictive color and design graphics and 3D computer generator animation itself is extremely attractive, we are in presence of a film too simplistic and Manichean in his story to end. So, unfortunately, not much progress in achieving empathy and convey emotions that excite.
Therefore we are not in the presence of a film that will be remembered by its story , or that impacts their situations but at least it's an interesting tale that has as maximum virtue to retrofit intelligently a classic flick with elements of a future technology and cyberspace.
Other versions about this vintage story are the following : the best and classic ¨Walt Disney's Pinoccio¨ 1940 adaptation by Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen ; ¨1996 The adventures of Pinocchio¨ by Steve Barron with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Martin Landau ; ¨ Pinocchio and Gepetto or New adventures of Pinocchio (1999)¨ by Michael Anderson with Udo Kier , Warwick Davis and Gabriel Thomson ¨Pinocchio, 2001¨ with Nicoletta Braschi and Roberto Benigni as the title role and also directed . Furthermor TV miniseries (1973) directed by Luigi Comencini with Nino Manfredi and ¨Tv Pinocchio¨(1976 with Sandy Duncan and Danny Kaye .
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A so-so movie, 29 August 2009
Author: Neil Dunsmore from Canada
This movie's not really as bad as people say it is, but it's nothing
great either. First of all, it has stunning visuals, especially for
something done with light wave. Also, the idea was admirable enough.
However, I felt that there was no feeling put into this. I felt no
heart, no soul and no wit, just a cheap cash plug. Also, as another
before me has said, the story is predictable and flat and the
characters are stale too.
Here's something the writers need to realize. Stunning visuals are only good when they're backed up by actual effort. Overall, it's not horrible, it's just not exactly good either. It's average.
I loved the flying cars, hoverboards in Pinocchio 3000., 25 April 2013
Author: crosswalkx from United States
I love this movie. It has flying hovercars in the city Scamboville in
the sky. There are Hoverboards Mayor Scamboli, Cabby and Rodo, and
Marline ride on. This movie has flying car chase scenes and flying car
crashes. Best of all it has 3D hologram projectors and advanced robots.
I enjoyed the music to Pinocchio 3000. Songs like "What's the difference?" and "Welcome to Scamboland" dance. I enjoyed the instrumental music to the movie. I also liked how funny the 2 sidekick robots were and the plot to the futuristic movie of Pinocchio. It even has a message for environment people about how we shouldn't tear down, trees, plants and grass. (similar to "The Lorax" movie remake or Wall-e) It's the year 2013 and we don't have hover technology or 3D hologram technology yet curse it. I want those hoverboards, flying hovercars and 3D hologram projectors they have in "Pinocchio 3000" and become a reality. Because I'm ready for it now. Meantime this movie "Pinocchio 3000" will inspire me to build a real hoverboard.
A Animated Blast. Pinoky Waxes Sci-Fi Futurism In 3000 A La Luc Besson, 18 January 2012
Author: johnstonjames from United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
normally i don't find CGI animated toons all that interesting. they
seem common and factory made. usually i prefer the old technique of
hand drawing in animation. it seems more honest and spontaneous to me.
i liked this movie though. Disney's 'Pinocchio' is my favorite cartoon
and one of my all time favorite movies. so i was pretty interested in
this concept and had really wanted to see this. i wasn't disappointed.
it was trippy entertainment and a definite amusement.
i guess i'm attracted to the Pinocchio story. i read Collodi's book a couple of times (once as a adult), and i can't say i was impressed by anything whimsical or even appealing. it's a pretty weird book with a lot of nagging moralizing. the original illustrations aren't even cute like Disney, they're actually kind of creepy. even though the literary merits of this story don't appeal to me, the character, when modified aesthetically, seems to interest me and his quest of right and wrong seems eternal and timeless.
this whole thing, however, didn't have much to do with the original story or Collodi. it didn't seem very Disney inspired either. good enough. nothing wrong with a fresh start. especially when dealing with a stodgy quagmire like Collodi's preachy kiddie book.
although having little or nothing to do with the original 'Pinocchio' storyline, there was a nice working of the Monstro the Whale character into the plot as sinister amusement park ride that turns thrill seeking little children into naughty little bots.
even though i don't respond much to CGI animated toons, i watch em just like any other animation fan. i was surprised at how elaborate the CGI effects were here and how well it competed with Disney and other major competitors on a artistic level if not commercial. it is also very accomplished for a CGI animated film made so early at the outset of the genre. i believe this film was made around 2001 or 003. it's pretty impressive for the time and still holds up when compared with recent CGI productions.
speaking of 2001, i thought it was amusing to note the similarities at times in this film to pay weird sci-fi homages like to Jordan Belson's light effects in '2001' and to the sci-fi imagery seen in Luc Besson's 'Fifth Element'. done remarkably well here too.
all in all this movie was a lot of fun and very amusing. it is also one of those rare kid flicks that deserves more attention and notoriety. it's sci-fi gimmick is effectively carried off and compliments the original character quite well. after all, Pinoky was always a automaton of sorts. man-made like a ASIMO.
Beautiful visuals, but dull, 20 September 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom
Pinocchio 3000 is not a bad movie as such, in fact I found the concept quite interesting. It does look beautiful for instance, the colours are plentiful and not too flat, the character designs are not too blocky and the backgrounds are quite detailed. The music is also pleasant, and the voice acting from Whoopi Goldberg and particularly Malcolm MacDowell is excellent. The rest of the film though is rather dull, the story is too thin and very predictable sometimes, and the writing doesn't fare much better sadly either. The physical humour gets tired fairly quickly and the dialogue is rather banal and simplistic. The moral is played in a rather heavy-handed way and while the characters are well designed and voiced the writing disallows them to have any depth to them. All in all, not bad but in a sense a missed opportunity. 5/10 Bethany Cox
10 out of 55 people found the following review useful:
excellent, 4 December 2004
Author: ross robinson from england
I thought Pinocchio 3000 was an excellent movie, Based on the Disney Movie Pinocchio, as this time this one is set in the future, for Pinocchio to be a robot instead of a wooden doll, i liked what was put into the movie as it was just like what the future would be like, cars, vans, etc: floating in the sky, everything that is set well into the future. In the year 3000, the 31st Century. Whoopi Goldburg is an excellent actress in my opinion, she has been for many decades. I never thought she would star in a movie that is animated and based on the same thing that's been made before. Overall i give this movie 10 out of 10 because i think it is fantastic. If i were you, go ahead and see this movie. You will be surprised with the difference.
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