Kaena - The Prophecy (Kaena: La prophétie)
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Billed as the first European 3-D CGI feature-length film, Kaena: The Prophecy revolves around a mammoth tree that rises 100 miles from the planet's surface and provides shelter and sustenance for a variety of different races and species. Referred to as Axis, the tree has been losing its sap at a rate alarming enough to threaten the well-being of some of its inhabitants. Determined to get to the root of the disappearing sap is Kaena (Kirsten Dunst), a rambunctious teenager who leaves her village against the wishes of its elders. She encounters the mysterious Selenites along the way; led by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The monsters are derivative, the attempts at humor are mostly feeble and the story, in the end, lacks a certain je ne sais quoi."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"There are moments in Kaena that are absorbing, but too much of the time it simply becomes tedious."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A pretty terrible movie with a nonsensical plot..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An animated film without a hint of anima."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The images are opulent but the story's an incoherent bore."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Derivative and aimless filmmaking by directors and 'writers' who know only how to craft eye candy."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"Augurs well for dazzling visual work but struggles mightily on the storytelling front."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"Has a more genuine SF premise behind it than most of today's so-called sci-fi offerings . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"E-Mail This Article to a Friend KAENA: THE PROPHECY Words of wisdom: "You don't need wings to be free! There's another world with a blue sun and so much sap you can swim in it!" Maybe it sounds better in the French version."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"My prophecy is: Kaena will play better on an X-box than at the theatres."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Simplistic writing and one-dimensional characters do in this animation film."
‑ Angela Shah, Dallas Morning News
"If Kaena's alternate universe isn't nearly as fully realized as Fantastic Planet's, the 3-D imagery is often gloriously turbocharged."
‑ Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly
"send your 15 year old to see it first and then prepare you for it"
‑ Jules Brenner, Filmcritic.com
"The animation in Kaena is so ham-fisted that it distracts even from the fairly tedious story."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"While the animation is awesome, the storyline is out-of-this-world confusing."
‑ , E! Online
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