As most everybody knows I was a BIG critic of Chicken Little coming out. Saying I wanted it to bomb, not thinking it was going to be good and really hoping it wasn't going to be.
Well, I decided today to put my money (kinda, I had a free ticket) where my mouth was and go see the movie.
Maybe it was because I had such low expectations of the movie ... but:
I LOVED IT!!!!
Certainly not the best movie ever, but certainly the best animated movie to come out of "Disney" since Emporers New Groove.
It was also most definately a cut above Madagascar and Shark Tale which I didn't like. As far as the modern "Dreamworks Style" CGI movies I would place it behind Shrek and Shrek 2. Chicken Little is definately a solid third.
Granted this is not including any of the Pixar movies which are still leaps and bounds above any of those IMO.
The pop-culture references didn't bug me as much as they have bugged others ... I loved all of them. I was glad they weren't all recent references.
Chicken Little is a solid 3 out of 4 stars in my book and probably easily in my top 10 movies so far for this year.
So ... for all of you people who defended the movie ... you can tell me "I told you so".
If you haven't seen it, see it. Support this movie because it certainly is a step in the right direction for Disney.
Having said that I still hope that Disney and Pixar can fix things.
Now to take the kids to see it in 3D this weekend.