Physicist Simon Weir invents a portal that can in theory take people to unimaginably distant locations millions of light years away. He tests the portal and never returns. Everyone believe he's dead and the portal is forgotten. His son Jac however does not believe this. When he's 14, he finds his father's portal and decides to go after his dad. He emerges on a strange alien planet of giants, who follow a code of honor similar to Earth's medieval chivalry. Jac meets some friendly locals and finds out that his father is still alive, but imprisoned. The aliens make no distinction between technology and magic, so Jac plans to use this to rescue his dad. What he doesn't realize is that stakes are much hire than that.
I have been following this one for a while because I knew Michael Dorn is in it and I finally got a chance to catch it during the Hong Kong FilmMart. I have always known that Mark Hamill has done a lot of voices for animation (and his work here is excellent as usual) but after reading the messages here I just have to say this for the record: Michael Dorn's performance in the movie is great! And I don't find the evil king character animated to his voice overacting at all... in fact it's done very well. In general, I like the non-human characters better (same feeling for Shrek2... I find the animation for Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming somewhat odd compared to say Shrek or the Cat). Even if you are not a Trekkie like me there to see (sorry, hear) Mr. Dorn, you will like this one. The story has a timely anti-war theme and the worlds and characters created by Moebius for this movies are just amazing.
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