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Kaena: The Prophecy (2003)

Kaena: La prophétie (original title)
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On the distant planet Axis, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl, will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs to take a perilous journey and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds.

Directors:

Chris Delaporte, Pascal Pinon (co-director)

Writers:

Patrick Daher (story), Chris Delaporte (story) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cécile de France ... Kaena (voice) (as Cécile De France)
Michael Lonsdale ... Opaz (voice)
Victoria Abril ... La reine (voice)
François Siener François Siener ... Voxem (voice)
Jean-Michel Farcy Jean-Michel Farcy ... Assad (voice)
Raymond Aquaviva Raymond Aquaviva ... Gommy (voice)
Jean Piat ... Le grand prêtre (voice)
Kirsten Dunst ... Kaena (voice)
Richard Harris ... Opaz (voice)
Anjelica Huston ... Queen of the Selenites (voice)
Keith David ... Voxem (voice)
Michael McShane ... Assad (voice)
Greg Proops ... Gommy (voice)
Tom Kenny ... Zehos (voice)
Tara Strong ... Essy (voice)
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Storyline

Axis, a gigantic coiling plant, stretches high above the clouds. At its center, is a village whose people are in mortal danger, because Axis is withering, it's sap is drying up. The people beg their gods for help, but to no avail. Compelled by a mysterious force, Kaena, a rebellious, high-spirited teenage girl, will defy the High Priest and her people's ancestral beliefs, to take the perilous journey through the Axis and discover what dark secrets lie beyond the clouds. A dying world, an evil force, a terrible secret. Written by Aline

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some frightening images | See all certifications »

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Was made using the same computer graphics software as the movie sequences in video games. See more »

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Voxem: And if something were to happen to you, all our race would be extinguished forever: as Queen; you must protect your future...
Queen of the Selenites: I know what you want Voxem; I know you are the last male and you crave fusion with me!
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Very Well Done, But......
15 July 2006 | by BuskieboySee all my reviews

I was fascinated by the story, the characters and the CGI was well done, but it lost 2 points from being a 10 because, while very, very good, the CGI was very brown, muted and had an almost sepia quality to it, additionally, a lot of the action is in heavily shaded locations. This made some of the scenes very hard to make out, and when there was quick action on the screen, it turned into a muddy blur.

Add to this the liquid quality of a lot of the scenes and a kind of HR Giger look of the sap aliens, and you get some scenes that, because of the difficulty, distract from the over-all enjoyment. You tend to dwell on the previous scene, trying to understand what you just saw and heard, and miss some of the present action.

I thought the voice acting was superb. The wonderful Richard Harris, in one of his final roles, was great as usual. Kirsten Dunst was very good also, and added a lot of energy to the role. The worms and other "comedy relief" characters were fine.

Over all an intriguing fantasy, with above average voice acting, and very well done graphics, even if sporadic at times. I would have preferred a tad more lighting, and perhaps a splash of colour now and then. Worth watching in any regard.


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Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

4 June 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Axis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,173, 27 June 2004

Gross USA:

$8,593

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$465,618
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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