Lilo & Stitch 2 – Stitch Has A Glitch
Sound: B- Extras: C- Animated feature: C-
As if the original were not enough, Lilo & Stitch 2
– Stitch Has A Glitch (2005) is really bad. The glitch is that this is no script that makes any sense to
produce was written and Stitch remains one of the most obnoxious characters in
all the Disney Kingdom. The constant
breaks for fantasy sequences in its 88 minutes is more obnoxious than a bad
action film with stupid one liners, while the storyline about more experiments
gone wrong is beyond pointless.
That this is a giant step backwards after the progress in
portraying ethnic persons after Pocahontas (reviewed elsewhere on this
site) is a whole separate issue that will not even fit in this review, but it
too is obnoxious on top of how lame this is.
Even worse, this is part of a larger problem at Disney, which helped to
destroy hand drawn animation beyond the arrival of any computer animation: the slew of sudden sequels to every animated
feature they ever made.
That is just horrible and unnecessary; a commercial
trivialization and gutting out of the legacy and culture that made Disney
possible in the first place. That
includes its revival. Except for Fantasia
(1940), the idea was to keep creating new worlds, not recycling them. That no classic (or profitable) feature has
been spared is the nadir of Disney’s animation unit. Can a change of the guard stop further damage? Don’t hold your breath.
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is colorful and
has a bit more detail than expected, though the color schemes get tired after a
certain point and it does not even look as good as the first feature. That is a common trait of these straight to
video hack jobs. The 5.1 mix in DTS
& Dolby are more shrill and (again) obnoxious than expected, meaning DTS is
being exploited to sell what the company knows is second rate. Why does a disaster like this get DTS and
not most of the theatrical animated DVDs?
A video, Origin Of Stitch, Jumba’s Experiment Profiler and
previews for better Disney product are the lame extras. Disney has plenty of better titles on the
market. Buy those instead.
- Nicholas Sheffo