Not quite sure I enjoyed it. — 5 years ago
I am giving this movie 3 stars because it is, after all, a Disney movie, but I must confess both my boyfriend and I found it rather boring. It is very weirdly paced and seemed extremely slow – we grew tired of it after 15 minutes, and that is saying something. What I don’t really get is that many of my friends saw it as kids and enjoyed it a lot. I guess if it’s combined with children memories it could make it better, but in itself, it’s not a very good movie.
We found the beginning really horrifying, as I said, but that’s partly because of the French translation. I usually listen to Disney movies in French because after all, the voice is not really the character’s voice, but in this case, it was a really bad translation. So we switched to English (although I always feel rather out of the loop when listening to Disney movies with subtitles) and it got quite a bit better. We actually enjoyed the ending – the last half-hour or so. So, in the end, I marked it as worth consuming.
The DVD in itself is okay. The cover is superbly splendid, it’s one of Disney’s best. The ray of sunshine on Robin gives a great effect. As it’s a single-disc DVD, I didn’t expect much from the extras, but they are not so bad. The picture gallery is combined with a narration that almost sounds like a documentary, albeit for kids. The games are okay and not so childish. The deleted scene is also interesting and I always enjoy bonus shorts (even if they’re not so related to the main movie).
So all in all, if you’re a Disney completist like myself, buy this DVD, if you’re not, give it a pass. (Though it does look pretty on my DVD shelf.)