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== Bad Qualities ==
 
== Bad Qualities ==
 
# Very cheap-looking animation. A deleted scene in the DVD's special features had animation that looked better than the film's final result.
 
# Very cheap-looking animation. A deleted scene in the DVD's special features had animation that looked better than the film's final result.
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# A disappointing script.
# Lazy writing.
 
 
# Predictable and overused plot.
 
# Predictable and overused plot.
# Very terrible jokes, which mainly consist of sexual innuendos (infamously including what appears to be a pun based on the anatomical features of wolf penises) and toilet jokes.
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# Very terrible jokes, which mainly consist of sexual innuendos (infamously including what appears to be a pun based on the anatomical features of wolf penises, in a brief scene where a female wolf says "It totally relaxes the knot") and toilet jokes.
# Humphrey is supposed to be a good-natured prankster, but in his first interaction with Garth he comes across as spiteful and petty.
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# Humphrey is supposed to be a good-natured prankster, but in his first interaction with Garth he comes across as spiteful and petty. Though since he was in love with Kate, he was obviously just jealous.
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#In the first movie, Kate was shown as a strong alpha female, taking her responsibilities seriously to do what's best for her pack. However, the sequels infamously butchered her already-established character, turning her into a typical pushover mom who can't even take care of her own kids.
 
# The romance between Kate and Humphrey feels really forced.
 
# The romance between Kate and Humphrey feels really forced.
 
# The film's message is about love transcending rigid social roles. Unfortunately, the sequels retroactively ruin the message by showing ''exactly'' why Kate and Humphrey should never have got together.
 
# The film's message is about love transcending rigid social roles. Unfortunately, the sequels retroactively ruin the message by showing ''exactly'' why Kate and Humphrey should never have got together.
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==Good Qualities==
 
==Good Qualities==
# While Kate and Humphrey's romance feel forced as they spend most of their screentime arguing, the secondary romance between Garth and Lily is genuinely sweet.
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# While Kate and Humphrey's romance feel forced as they spend most of their screentime arguing, the secondary romance between Garth and Lily is very-well developed and genuinely sweet.
 
# Some characters are likable, such as Lily.
 
# Some characters are likable, such as Lily.
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# Despite most of the jokes being terrible, some of the one-liners can be genuinely funny.
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# Solid soundtrack
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# The "Love Train" sequence, which is easily the best part of the movie, and the entire franchise.
 
# Good voice acting.
 
# Good voice acting.
 
# The depiction of humans as actually trying to help the wolves repopulate rather than as evil eco-thugs is somewhat more nuanced than most kids' films that have anything to do with the environment.
 
# The depiction of humans as actually trying to help the wolves repopulate rather than as evil eco-thugs is somewhat more nuanced than most kids' films that have anything to do with the environment.

Revision as of 09:45, 24 July 2018

Alpha and Omega poster.jpg

Alpha and Omega is a 2010 comedy romance adventure film directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck and stars Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Dennis Hopper (who died before the film was released) and Danny Glover. It spawned an absolutely baffling franchise with 7 sequels that nobody wanted or liked.

Plot

When two wolves, Kate and Humphrey (Justin Long and Hayden Pannetiere), get shipped from their homes to Idaho, they must get back home before their packs go to war.

Bad Qualities

  1. Very cheap-looking animation. A deleted scene in the DVD's special features had animation that looked better than the film's final result.
  2. A disappointing script.
  3. Predictable and overused plot.
  4. Very terrible jokes, which mainly consist of sexual innuendos (infamously including what appears to be a pun based on the anatomical features of wolf penises, in a brief scene where a female wolf says "It totally relaxes the knot") and toilet jokes.
  5. Humphrey is supposed to be a good-natured prankster, but in his first interaction with Garth he comes across as spiteful and petty. Though since he was in love with Kate, he was obviously just jealous.
  6. In the first movie, Kate was shown as a strong alpha female, taking her responsibilities seriously to do what's best for her pack. However, the sequels infamously butchered her already-established character, turning her into a typical pushover mom who can't even take care of her own kids.
  7. The romance between Kate and Humphrey feels really forced.
  8. The film's message is about love transcending rigid social roles. Unfortunately, the sequels retroactively ruin the message by showing exactly why Kate and Humphrey should never have got together.
  9. Created the awful corgi-thing wolf pup CG models that would later become the even more awful protagonists of the sequels.
  10. Speaking of sequels, it had 7 sequels that manage to get worse over time.
  11. Hollow logs do not work or have the friction of sleds.

Good Qualities

  1. While Kate and Humphrey's romance feel forced as they spend most of their screentime arguing, the secondary romance between Garth and Lily is very-well developed and genuinely sweet.
  2. Some characters are likable, such as Lily.
  3. Despite most of the jokes being terrible, some of the one-liners can be genuinely funny.
  4. Solid soundtrack
  5. The "Love Train" sequence, which is easily the best part of the movie, and the entire franchise.
  6. Good voice acting.
  7. The depiction of humans as actually trying to help the wolves repopulate rather than as evil eco-thugs is somewhat more nuanced than most kids' films that have anything to do with the environment.
  8. The film is decidated to Dennis Hopper, who died a few months before the film's release.
  9. Despite all its glaring problems, the movie at least had some effort put into it, and it's at least competent (something that CAN'T be said about its sequels).