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  • Summary: Axis, the "tree world's" life is in danger. Its sap has almost all run out and its people's efforts to implore the gods are in vain. Kaena, a young girl with the heart of a rebel, has strange visions and she is convinced that Axis is calling for her help. Helped by a mysterious creature from another world, Kaena begins a dangerous journey to Axis's deepest roots, defying her tribe's taboos and the Grand-priest's supreme authority. The frightening truth that Kaena will discover at the end of the quest will profoundly change her forever. (Xilam Films) Expand
  • Director: Chris Delaporte
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 85 min
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. This sci-fi fantasy doesn't exactly make sense, but it sure looks cool.
  2. Kaena resembles the Jim Henson fantasy in many ways, from its visual imagination and creature design to the hideousness of its more humanoid characters (except Kaena, who's a babe) and the general mediocrity of the voice acting.
  3. There are moments in Kaena that are absorbing, but too much of the time it simply becomes tedious.
  4. Augurs well for dazzling visual work but struggles mightily on the storytelling front.
  5. 40
    No "Triplets of Belleville," this French animated feature was hatched as an idea for a video game, and it shows.
  6. 16
    Clumsily animated feature; probably better as a video game than as a movie.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LauraW.
    Mar 20, 2006
    I work in the visual effects industry, I was rather impressed at the jump forward this allowed for france, the team that made the film was very small.. and was spanned over a few years, you can connect to this movie incredibly well, or you can miss the point of it all together. Selective target audiance, but alas, everything is. I give it a ten, for its potential, its beauty, and for its story (which isnt as linear as most mainstream, thus refreshing). Collapse

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