Not a great review in Entertainment Weekly, 11/27 issue. Owen Gleiberman calls it an "oddly distant animated spectacle." Says that it's "the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with ... a kiddie flick that's about nothing so much as its own virtuosity." Gives it a "B"
I dunno, doesn't sound like 8 year olds are gonna line up to see it two or three times.
Of course reviews don't necessarily mean very much, but most of what I've read so far has tended to ease my mind. Personally I don't know that ABL will bring in more than $30 million on the opening weekend, but if it's as good as I think it will be, it will have lots of staying power. Good luck Pixarians!
Check out the replies to the EW review (scroll down to the bottom of the page). Pretty much sums up my thoughts...Owen Gleiberman must be one seriously not fun person. When "unhinged inventiveness" becomes a bad thing in a movie, you know a guy is either reaching for something bad to say or was just having a really bad day (I suspect a little of both).