I woke up early this morning, and decided to watch the DVD of Titan A.E. that's been sitting on my entertainment center for the last few weeks. It was really a fun movie for a Sunday morning, not necessarily superb, but entertaining and full of outstanding computer generated graphics.
This is one of those DVD's that everyone should have in their collection, just to show off their DVD player. The visuals are outstanding on this disc, it made me wish I'd seen it in theatres, where it would have been even more breathtaking. The story is somewhat derivative, containing a lot of elements from Star Wars and Star Trek movies, but it's never boring, just not entirely original.
The one thing I was surprised at was the level of violence in the film, it was a little more than I was expecting, so this probably isn't a great movie for your five year old. In turn, this makes the movie have a little more appeal for an older audience, however. The voice acting is top-notch, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, and Bill Pullman are just some of the actors who lent their voices to the characters. Watch the credits at the end, and you'll find a few more celebrities you know as well...
All in all, it was a fun movie to watch, and a great film to show off your equipment and the quality of DVD. It's not the greatest film of all time, but it's something that both a 10 year old and an adult could enjoy together. It reminded me a lot of Transformers: The Movie, now 14 years old, and made me wonder what it would have looked like given today's technology.