Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicolas Cage tap into the legacy of one of the most celebrated animated films of all time ('Fantasia') and end up bastardizing it with a live-action reconfiguration set in this vice-free version of New York City, which is missing its living warts and wonders. Grade: C-.
You can be forgiven for momentarily thinking that the latest production from Disney's adaptation maestro Jerry Bruckheimer might have come from a theme-park ride or that it's based on the wild escapades of an explorer trying to lay his hands on a magical artifact. No, this time Bruckheimer has set his sights on bringing a video game to life, but the movie demands nothing at all. It simply plays out before your eyes. Grade: C.
'G-Force' strains the Jerry Bruckheimer brand model past the breaking point by creating a kid's film with no real kids, using the animals as stand-ins, I suppose, but there's nothing particularly kid-friendly about them. Nor, to be brutally honest, is there anything engaging about them on a pop-cultural level for adults. Grade: D.