how do you think the plot of atlantis the lost empire could have improved?
Atlantis is… a weird case, for me. Like I said, I actually like a lot of the concepts behind it, and many of the characters (and there are a lot), though they are sadly not given much time to shine. It looks great as well, in my opinion, and Milo and Kida are one of the most surprisingly compelling Disney couple’s I’ve ever seen. The way their relationship develops makes me think more of the understated way Ghibli movies makes their couples, putting companionship and friendship as the foundation of their relationship before anything else.
Now, that said… the movie was universally panned when it came out for a reason. Though I think it doesn’t deserve as much hate as it got, I can see where they were coming from. There are some plotholes (mostly involving the crystal), some major pacing issues, and overall, though the plot itself is simple, the execution is just. All over the place.
Atlantis was made because Disney wanted to go with a more ‘adult’ appeal, with a traditional adventure that could be intriguing to an older audience, but it’s also clear that Disney didn’t want to go too hard with that. Basically, what I feel when I watch Atlantis is that Disney is trying to be hip and in with the kids, but while still being Disney, and not really knowing to let go or how to mix their traditional style with a type of story that was brand new to them. So, it’s no wonder that the end result ended up being such an unfocused, odd movie.
However, I do believe that this movie has a great deal of potential, and with a tighter script to stitch all these interesting elements together, it could be fantastic!
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