http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?sh ... e&aid=7231
A childrens' film. Visually pleasing but about as deep as a dehydrated puddle. I went into this expecting kiddie stuff with absurd, cookie-cutter protagonists and even more absurd aliens and comic-book villains with dubiously incoherent motivations. I suppose I managed to get what I was expecting.
As such, I felt less insulted by this film's demonstrative and unabashed lack of ambition than I was with the previous biggish-budget kids anime film I'd seen, Summer Wars. And certainly waaaaayyyy less insulted than by the regurgitant that the stone-aged, knuckledragging, delusional luddite vomited into reality, that is more commonly referred to as Ponyo.