Battle For Terra
Battle For Terra (2009)

When the peaceful inhabitants of the planet Terra come under attack from humans in search of a new home, the friendship between a human pilot and an alien girl may hold the key to saving both races. Mala (Evan Rachel Wood) is an alien girl… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its earnest aspirations to be a thought-provoking sci-fi alternative, Battle for Terra lacks both a cohesive story and polished visuals, and fails to resonate.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

This 3D computer animation is more otherworldly than most sci-fi films, and its environmentally conscious theme couldn't be more timely.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I don't think younger or older audiences will be interested.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

If there were ever a need for artificial intelligence, this is it. E.T., phone your agent.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

In making animation that isn't dark enough for older fans and is too message-centric for kids, Team Terra has created a film that will probably satisfy no one.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Aggressively ugly and intergalactically boring, the dismal sci-fi kiddie cartoon Battle for Terra is too weak to be shown anywhere except maybe on the next flight to Saturn.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

There are exciting moments but it's all a little too earnest and forgettable.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It did not work as [well] as many of the recent animated movies that we've had in the earlier part of this year or last year.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

An earnest 3-D eco-sermon.

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Neil Smith
Total Film

It's not just Avatar that Aristomenis Tsirbas' film suffers in comparison to - even Planet 51 looks good beside it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
paul sandberg
Wow, talk about derivative! This film borrows heavily from just about every space film ever made - from Avatar to Star Wars, while telling its tired cautionary… More
Dead Angel
It's Okay :|
JY Skacto
Aristomenis Tsirbas' <i>Battle for Terra</i> is an enjoyable animation with pieces for kids and adults alike.<p>The beginning is sweet… More
Luke Baldock
The usual story that animations undertake to examine subjects such as war. A planet of peaceful aliens in touch with nature are invaded by humans. The humans… More
Josh Lewis
Battle For Terra just barely squeaks by thanks to its appropriate length, good pacing, and moderate entertainment level that will keep average viewers engaged,… More
A.D. Villarreal
Both the animation and dialogue are rather lackluster but I give this sci-fi film props for showing a little more realistic depiction of war (for a kids film… More