I went into this with no hopes and came out of it with the same, no hope.
Its the greatest story ever told, told horribly.
It was not a bad idea. The Star tells the story of the coming of the king of kings through the perception of the animals involved. It’s the type of approach I remember from Sabbath school. I remember a series of cartoons as a child in which bible stories were adapted using anamorphic animals.
Somewhat at the same thing, but not as well done.
I did like that Mary and Joesph were betrayed as brown skin folks, I won’t lie. It’s funny how from a reglious standpoint everyone is fine (including Joesph) with Mary’s spontaneous virgin birth and nobody (including Joesph) questioned this part of the story. Just an odd lesson for a children’s movie.
Anyway, it’s not the best animated feature I’ve seen. It’s too bad snice it had such an all star voice cast and a particularly great soundtrack, but it’s pretty dull overall.
Read the Bible instead.