10 June 2012 | annabast98
Possible reasons for lower ratings and things that make it unique
The secret the lost kingdom has become on of my favorite movies. The point of it was to tie up lose ends from the show but leave room for it to expand; in my opinion, they did an excellent job. While the fans being unused to the cgi graphics , the people who do not watch the show's lack of character background and plot understanding, and the dubs which cut parts and change lines, or aim it for a younger audience have caused this movie to be rated lower, but I believe that if you keep an opened mind and watch the original Italian version with subs this movie is great. This movie along with the show are unique you have real friendship really being shown, relationship trouble, actual violence but leaving out the blood and gore, and having balance of the fantasy with the modern twist. While critics dislike the movie because of an over emphasized version of beauty we have today in these characters they fail to realize they are cgi versions of cartoon characters, so in other words THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DETAILED AND LOOK REALISTIC! In cartoons the artists like exaggerate features creating a cartoon look, and if in the movie they looked completely different, the show's fans, which is the major fan base, would not recognize the characters and most likely bring even more hate to the movie. Also critics mention some of the beauty references which in most cases are Stella's lines. Stella is a play off the stereotype of "a dumb blond" but one of the shows purposes was that she is obsessed with shopping and fashion while still being a funny loyal and smart friend.