The Steam Engines of Oz
The Steam Engines of Oz
A century after the Wicked Witch, the Emerald City is at the mercy of a once-revered hero, and salvation comes from the wrench of young Victoria Wright. Rediscover old friends and meet new heroes in this new tale set in the Land of Oz.
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September 06, 2018 at 10:20 AM
Can be better
I watched all O'Reilly's animations and its like he go from better to worse, and I mean MUCH worse. Pixies was not bad looking easy pass for DTV title, than was Howard Lovecraft two movies... well... I think its like fan-made, also very obscure material so I was like ooookay. But now THIS. Its OZ for god sake! Can you even try? Why bother with Shatner and Perlman, when my eyes actually bleed from animation. And visuals concept... why Tin Man looks like gorilla? And why... WHY some lions like furries, and some - not. Do the Brave Lion have sex with humans? And yes backgrounds... like in Howard Lovecraft its just desert. I know 3D models cost money, but... its like 2018 now, not 2004.
Setting was interesting, though. Idiea of stempunk in Oz is good.
Boring Ugly Film with HORRENDOUS Animation
OK, first of all this is based on a comic book series of the same name. Now there difference is that while the comic book contains fantastic illustrations and art-style, this film opts to uses horrendous CGI that looks like a series of cut scenes stitched together from a bargain bin Playstation game in the 90s. There are barely any textures or proper lighting used in the animation and the characters move very awkwardly, and to be honest, even the character designs themselves are ridiculously ugly. I get that they tried to make this cuter than the comic book so that it attracts a younger audience but it reflects no artistic skills, attention to detail, or even creativity and imagination. It's like they just slapped this project together with the goal of making money. It looks and feels so uninspired. It's quite sad and pathetic. Even the storyline is boring and uneventful. The saddest part is that this film was produced by Arcana Studio, the company that makes the comics...and the writers and artists were totally on board for it. How they agreed to release this abomination is beyond me. In conclusion: Sit this one out; it's not worth your precious time.
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Kids should be entertained for a while at least
Good animation!! Ignore the post about it being bad and clumsy. It is a 3D cartoon. They aren't supposed to look like real live people. Take anime, which I personally loathe, it is an art form which, to me, is ridiculously repulsive, but how wildly popular it is. The main character's face and entire head/body is designed to look like a barbie type doll, and it is not stiffly animated at all. The characters have good body movements, facial expressions, etc. Background artistry is very good as well
With that said, there are two unfortunate things. Many of the voice overs (outside of the main 3 characters) are dull and uninspired. There should be some emotion or excitement of some kind behind many of the deliveries, but they are often deadpan
The story is a good one, but the lackluster voice overs prevent attachment and attention to the story, and there is also slow delivery of the plot. Not enough awe-inspiring side quests to keep you interested during the wait.
Not sure how the children will like it. I think it may be a little too slow for them as well but may be entertaining for awhile at least.