In this computer-animated sci-fi twist on "Romeo and Juliet," the winged race of the Nohrin
find their planet in ruins. Looking for a new place to live, they find
the land of the Lockni, who welcome the Nohrin with open arms. Of
course, that just leads to an eventual move by the Nohrin to take more
and more land, with a racial hatred rapidly building between the two groups.
Unfortunately, love rears its ugly head when Delgo
(voice of Freddie Prinze Jr.
), a carefree but heedless Lockni teen, connects with the
delightful rival Nohrin Princess Kyla (voice of Jennifer Love Hewitt
) and violence
between the two factions starts careening out of control. This
leaves an opening for the evil exiled Empress (voice of Anne Bancroft
to wreak revenge and mayhem and take over once again. The Empress
kidnaps Kyla, blames Delgo and incites a war. With sharp determination,
if nothing else, Delgo sets out a rescue plan with the help of his lame
best friend, Filo (voice of Chris Kattan
), as they join a former foe, Bogardus (voice of Val
), to fight the good fight.
has all-star Hollywood voice talent and some imaginative
visual effects, that only sharpens the contrast with
the amateurish elements of its script, it's over-plotted story, and its
under-written characters. It's too grim for kids and too dumb for grown-ups, so this computer-animated adventure will only appeal to 9-12 year-olds.