Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Family


Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009) Poster

Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia, who is menaced by the nefarious Maltazard.


5.3/10
7,452

Photos

  • Freddie Highmore and Fred Testot in Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)
  • Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)
  • Selena Gomez in Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)
  • Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)
  • Freddie Highmore in Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)
  • Freddie Highmore in Arthur and the Great Adventure (2009)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


24 February 2011 | Argemaluco
2
| Absolutely atrocious
The bad omens start even before the beginning of the movie: the original title Arthur et la Vengeance de Maltazard assumes that we know or we are interested in who the mentioned Maltazard is. I guess that he was the villain in the original Arthur et les Minimoys, a movie I did not like and which I immediately erased from my memory. The only thing I remember about that film is my huge disappointment of thinking that that would be "director Luc Besson's last film", who obviously went out of retirement in order to keep torturing to those of us who once enjoyed films like La Femme Nikita and The Professional, which (in my humble opinion) changed the face and the popular perception of French cinema.

Arthur et la Vengeance de Maltazard is a genuinely atrocious and execrable film. The animation is very badly done, and the design of the characters is disgusting and unoriginal. But the biggest problem from this film is the disastrous screenplay, full of dull dialogs, weak action routines and antipathetic comedy. Worse yet, the abrupt ending is to be continued, in order to get solved in the third movie from this franchise. That feels like an authentic slap in the spectator's face, specially after the film makes us to loose a lot of the time with irrelevant scenes. What was the purpose of all that filler? Wouldn't have it been better to cut it in order to tell all the story into one movie? Well, I guess the answer to that questions is simply due to marketing reasons.

In summary, Arthur et la Vengeance de Maltazard is an incredibly vomiting and pathetic movie, which belongs to the collection of indulgent whims created to please the sons of famous directors. Or at least, I think that is the explanation why pieces of crap like Hook (from Steven Spielberg), The Adventures of Sharkbboy and Lavagirl 3- D (from Robert Rodriguez), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (from Ron Howard) and Arthur et la Vengeance de Maltazard were made. Messrs. directors: next time, it would be better if you bought a bike, an iPad, or a private jet to your sons, and avoid us the torture of watching your "family projects" if you do not know how to make them.

Critic Reviews



More Like This

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds

Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds

Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur and the Invisibles

The Ant Bully

The Ant Bully

Planet 51

Planet 51

Garfield 2

Garfield 2

Valiant

Valiant

The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Astro Boy

Astro Boy

The Smurfs

The Smurfs

Garfield

Garfield

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Arthur and the Great Adventure" is actually a UK only release, an edit of the second and third films, Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard and Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010).


Goofs

(at around 51 mins) In the kitchen Archibald tells Armand, that all animals and insects are to be respected around his home. Yet when Arthur and Betameche are escaping the Unicorns under the house, there are rat traps.


Soundtracks

Still D.R.E.
Written by
Jay Z (as Sean Carter), Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Melvin Bradford and Scott Storch
Performed by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
©1999 Lil Lulu Publishing / EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
1999 WB Music Corp / Ain't Nuthin' Goin' On But Funking Music
Hard Working Black Folks Inc / TVT Music, administrated by TALPA Music
With Courtesy of French Fried Music
With Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing France SA.
With Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France
(P)1999 Aftermath Entertainment / Interscope Records
With Courtesy of Universal Music Vision

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy

This Week on TV: "The Flash," "Limetown," and More

Plan your week of TV watching with our list of all the new originals, adaptations, and "double" features you can't miss.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out the action from New York Comic Con check out what IMDb editors are watching this month, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com