Charlie B. Barkin (Burt Reynolds), a rascally German Shepherd with a shady past, breaks out of the New Orleans Dog Pound with the help of his faithful friend Itchy (Dom De Luise), a ... See full summary »
One thousand years from now, aliens destroy Earth in fear of the Titan project. Some humans escape, becoming a downtrodden Diaspora, living in impoverished settlements. The mysterious Titan spacecraft also escapes, and its inventor has hidden it before dying. A spacecraft captain and its pilot, Korso and Akima, two humans, seek out Cale, the youthful son of the dead scientist and explain that he must help them find the Titan, which holds a mechanism to unite and save humanity. Cale refuses, but the arrival of the killer aliens persuades him to join Korso. Can he avoid his pursuers, know friend from foe, find the Titan, and embrace his humanity, a nature he has despised until now?Written by
Although many sentient/sapient species appear throughout the film, only three are identified by name, other than humans: The Drej (the antagonists), Akrenians (Preed's species), and the Gaoul. Production notes and tie-in material also identifies Stith as a Mantrin, and Gune as a Grepoan. See more »
After stating that all of the Titan's guns have been
destroyed, one shot shows Stith sitting in front of her gun display with one gun still indicating operational status. See more »
[trying to kill Cale and Akima]
Hide and seek is it? Or should we play search and DESTROY?
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Look for the Titan A.E. video game Available this fall from Fox Interactive. (But plans for the Titan A.E. game were abandoned.) See more »
Boilerplate story but good characters and incredible visuals
The storyline of TITAN A.E. follows standard mythical canon: unlikely youthful hero from the boondocks is forced to follow his destiny and struggle against overwhelming odds to save his people. No surprises there, to be sure, but God is in the details, and the details is where this film excels. I can't say enough good about the animation and visual artistry--it's the best ever. Hopefully this will raise the bar for animated feature films. After forty-odd years, I have had enough of the formulaic Disney approach.
I would also give TITAN A.E. high marks for acting and for the musical selections in the soundtrack. This film should make a great addition to any enthusiast's DVD library.
I agree that the plot is rather holey, but I was so busy enjoying the film that I didn't notice at the time.
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