SFIFF Preview 4: Battle for Terra

Battle for Terra will screen twice during the first week of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Then, almost immediately, it will open for a regular release.

I recommend you skip it at the Festival and catch it later for two reasons:

  1. It’s best to use festival time to see films you’ll never get to see again.
  2. You really should catch this one in 3D.

Because this movie will get a regular release after its festival screenings, I’m not allowed to post a full review yet. (I’ve written that review, which will go live on May 1st.) But I am allowed to give you a short capsule. Here it is:

Battle for Terra
This animated feature brings a new twist to the alien invasion genre–we’re the invaders. For a family-friendly, PG animated feature, Battle for Terra brings battle4terra some  complex moral issues to the table. Not only are the bad guys the human race, but they’re the last of the human race and facing extinction. But to survive, they must kill off every living thing on the planet, including the heroine and all of her friends. This movie will not only entertain children; it will make them think. It’s also fun just as an explosion movie, and deserves to be seen in 3D.

The Festival will screen Battle for Terra Saturday, April 25 at 12:00 noon, and Wednesday, April 29, at 6:45. Both screenings will be at the Kabuki, and neither will be in 3D.