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Arthur And The Great Adventure 2009

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Luc Besson writes and directs this part-animated, part-live action sequel to the adventure film 'Arthur and the Invisibles'. When Arthur (Freddie Highmore) goes to stay at his grandparents' house for the holidays, he is befriended by a tribe of elfin-like miniature beings known as the Minimoys. When Arthur receives a distress call from the Minimoys, he embarks on a perilous mission to rescue their princess Selenia (voiced by Selena Gomez) and her brother Betameche (Jimmy Fallon) from the clutches of villainous wizard Maltazard in the forbidden city of Necropolis.

Starring:
Stacy Ferguson, Snoop Dogg
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DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 43 minutes
Starring Stacy Ferguson, Snoop Dogg, Freddie Highmore, Selena Gomez, Mia Farrow, Jimmy Fallon
Director Luc Besson
Genres Science Fiction
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 2 May 2011
Main languages English
Original title Arthur et la vengeance de Maltazard
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 43 minutes
Starring Stacy Ferguson, Snoop Dogg, Freddie Highmore, Selena Gomez, Mia Farrow, Jimmy Fallon
Director Luc Besson
Genres Science Fiction
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 2 May 2011
Main languages English

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ali B on 24 Jun. 2011
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Having watched the forst movie titled Arthurs incredible journey where you are introduced to the Minimoys that live in Arthurs grandparents garden. Well this is the second adventure my children eagerly awaited to see what happens this time around. We were not disappointed! Superb graphics, storyline, animation,vocabulary a good allround family entertainment film. It is fun trying to identify the voice overs however in the first Madonna was the lead female unfortunately this changed so that was a shame for me kids didnt notice. Definately recommend my kids are 8 and 10 boy and girl both loved it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By annie on 24 Jun. 2011
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I did wonder whether this film would be as good as the first one, as often the second film tries to match the first and fails.
But I can honestly say this film was just as good and very enjoyable.
Both my children enjoyed the film and wanted to watch it again. Always a good sign with kids!
The animation is brilliantly done and the plot so enthralling that you are with Arthur in the film (if you know what I mean).
Brilliant, entertaining, magical,good plot, good ending.
Thank you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SusyAnn3456 on 10 Aug. 2013
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I made the mistake of buying Arthur and the Great Adventure at the same time as Arthur 3 and the War of Two Worlds. They are identical!!!!!!! There is nothing in feedback on either that suggests these are the same film - but they are..... Hugely disappointing...
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`Arthur and the Invisibles' was a French made CGI cartoon that came out of nowhere and impressed me. Its French origins meant that it had a different look and feel from the usual American cartoons, but it also had great characters and story. The follow up, `Arthur and the Great Adventure' should essentially be the same again. However, this time all the elements that just managed to work, fail. Freddie Highmore returns as Arthur, but the majority of the cast have been revoiced. Who would have thought you would miss Madonna and David Bowie in a movie? When the replacements are Iggy Pop and Selena Gomez, you soon realise that Bowie and Madonna have far better ranges of voice acting than some.

Even with a slightly different cast the film should still have worked due to the sheer imagination of the world. There are moments that are breath taking; the opening scene of Minimoys farming, or the chase scene involving rats. Elements cherry picked from the film work, but as a whole it is one of the most confused and messy films I have seen since `Men in Black 2'. More of `Arthur 2' takes place in the real world and this is not a good thing. The CGI characters look incredible within the real world and suggest that a `Who Framed Roger Rabbit' remake would work brilliantly, but what they are doing makes no sense. The story remains a confused dog's dinner and utterly undermines any of the ideas on the screen.

I still believe that the worlds of Arthur and the Minimoys have plenty to offer, but the team behind the films need to spend more time concentrating on the story, rather than making the films visually stunning. The third in the series, `Arthur and the Two Worlds War', is likely to get an UK release, I hope it is better than the unfortunate second outing.
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Just to clarify for anyone who might think of buying the other movie titled "Arthur 3"...dont.

Arthur and the Great Adventure is actually two movies merged into one, re-edited and re-scripted to fit one film instead of two....I'm unsure why they didnt release them as two movies and decided to merge them (note the second film ends as maltazard becomes human size and the third film is all about the battle in the town). I'm assuming its got something to do with the poor box office of the first movie (infact in america, both movies werent edited together and released straight to dvd) but its still strange why they did this.

However its an alright follow up to the first, fun for the kids, animation is pretty good too, its french so its different from anything you seen from like pixar or dreamworks, but works well as well as blending with the live action sequences as well.
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By C. K. Marland on 21 Aug. 2011
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As with some sequels, sometimes the quality of the story is somewhat diluted, but in the case of Arthur and the Great Adventure (or Arthur 2, if you like), that is not the case and both my six and three years old absolutely loved it, especially I quote 'the ladybird cars' !! Most of the original cast are present, although some of the voices of the animated main characters have now changed but that does not detract from what is a great sequel - if your children liked the first film, they should equally love this one !!
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Windersful movie for kids .. one of those dvd's parents just love , beause even before the final credits are rolling the kids are shouting Mom put it on again , we want to watch Arthur again . Well what more can i say , This SAdventure is one of those .. We love them . and so do the Kids .. highly recomended .
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Admitadly this was bought for my son as we also have the first of the Arthur movies, he had no complaints but I would say the story lacks on this one, and always dissapointed when the actors/artists drop out of doing the voice over as I enjoyed Bowie as the evil M! A great watch anyhoo
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