Animated film trailers graded

I went to see Monsters University yesterday. Whenever a big name animated film is shown, they load it up with previews for other animated films.

TURBO “A-” I think this looks like a lot of fun. High Dreamworks quality. The supporting cast looks entertaining.

PLANES “C-” If Cars 2 was milking the franchise, then this one is genetically re-engineering it. Too many characters and locations. I think this should have been left in direct to video land.

FREE BIRDS “C+” Slightly confusing, first a turkey goes to the white house, then breaks into a time machine. I kept waiting to laugh. Seems rather formulaic. Having a comic brigade of characters in hazmat suits has now jumped the shark.

FROZEN (teaser) “A” This short film featuring a snowman and a caribou was great. All animated film trailers should be short films.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2. “B+” lots of visual puns with food characters had me laughing.

LEGO MOVIE “B” Is it stop motion or CG? Interesting look, DC comic characters a driving techno beat and some funny jokes caught my attention.

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