Just watched the Blu-ray of “Battle for Terra.” I’d say this was a pretty average movie on a whole though some parts were better than others.
First the bad, the story. You’ve seen it before. Also, it tries to do to much to fast while still having some filler so it’s very superficial. It’s moral message is like getting hit over the head with a baseball bat, or several of them as there’s more than one message. If it were up to the story alone I’d have to give it a “D.”
The video was ok. Nothing on par with the better CGI out there but the look was clean and the world though simple was appealing. I was disappointed that it was in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio and not 1.78:1 like many other CGI movies being made. I just think 1.78:1 looks more natural for representing the field of view. Have to give it a “C” here.
The best part was the 5.1 PCM lossless audio. Not a lot of ambient stuff but there is a huge amount of directional audio mostly in the form of panning as ships fly all around you. The dynamic range is also quite good with some nice airy highs along with some deep rumbling bass below 40Hz. So the audio gets a B.
Overall it’s not terrible (rave review huh) but I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch it. Overall I’d rate it a “C” but only if you have a good audio system which by now I hope most of you do.