Titan A.E.June 16, 2000
A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 6.4/10 (29,905 voted)
Critic's Score: 48/100
Stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman
In the year 3028 A.D., Earth is being attacked by the Drej, which are aliens made of pure energy! The Drej mother-ship destroys Earth with an energy beam just as hundreds of space vehicles manage to escape with the last of mankind aboard! One of the escapees is Sam's young son Cale, who carries with him a ring given to him by his father. Fifteen years later, Cale works on a salvage station, eking out a rough life and hating his father for having disappeared aboard the Titan so long ago. Without a home planet, surviving humans have been reduced to outer space drifters and are constantly bullied and looked down on by other space-faring races. A human captain named Joseph Korso and his pilot Akima seek out Cale and explain that he must help them find the Titan which contains a mechanism that will create a new Earth and therefore unite all of humanity. Meanwhile, the Drej wants to find the Titan so that they can destroy it…
Writers: Hans Bauer, Randall McCormick
Capt. Joseph Korso
Professor Sam Tucker
Alex D. Linz
Slave Trader Guard
Ken Hudson Campbell
(as Ken Campbell)
Get ready for the human race
Release Date: 16 June 2000
Filming Locations: Fox Animation Studios – 2747 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,376,845
(18 June 2000)
Did You Know?
To tie in with the film, there were a series of prequel novels released, as well as a prequel comic book mini-series.
During the chase scene in Tigrin Ice rings, when Akima says the line "I can't move they'll see us" Her hand is grasping the ship's controls in her left hand but they are missing from the CG set.
Akrenians don't dream.
They don't bathe much either.
A revolution in the world of animation
I remember a year ago when I went to see this movie. I think of that day as
a turning point in my life in how I view animation.
I am surprised I have not written a review for this movie. After reading
through every single bad review by every paid critic on the planet and
watching this movie fail because of it (taking Fox Animation with it), I
have decided it was about time I added my insight into the pile. Kind of
late, but bear with me. I know more now than I did then.
First off, the storyline isn't what the critics have brainwashed you into
thinking. If you are a sci-fi fan, I guess it is easier to grasp. In the
wide world of science fiction, this movie seems to have struggled to find
originality and found enough of it. Set 1000 years into the future, Humans
have discovered an extremely advanced technology which drives a race of
almost indestructible aliens to destroy Earth in it's entirety. A teenage
boy is left with the power to find the key to bring humanity back before it
is killed off forever. When I saw this movie, I had a breath of relief.
Finally humanity isn't the all-powerful! The movie puts humanity in the act
of a downtrodden, confused, holding-on race manipulated and shunned by
races. The emotion I felt from the story in this film and the characters in
it is extraordinary.
The animation by far is a turning point in the world of animated features.
From the start, you can tell the animation is exceptional. Extra time was
taken to make the characters lifelike, as well as the environments they are
in, the coordinating of colors, and even the shadows from a tree on the
character's faces. It's unbelievable. And the 2D animation mixes so well
with the 3D animation – it just adds to the thrill of the movie. The scenes
in the movie are exceptional – from the ice rings scene with the
to the wake angels scene in space.
The characters are just portrayed so well, like I said. The actors doing
voice-overs put so much emotion into what the characters actually felt, and
the characters portrayed it well. There is a nice variety of characters as
well, all the way down to the comic relief of Gune and the angry
kangaroo-like alien, Stith.
Overall, this movie just blew me away. I couldn't think for days. The
animation, the story, the characters – all of it. And I have gotten others
to see this movie, and they agree on it. So next time you are in the video
store, not sure what to rent, think about this movie. I guarantee it is in
stock and it will change the way you see animation forever.