It had a lot of potential. The whole concept of the film is so interesting, but the film itself is rather weak. The main problem is the animation. Half hand-drawn, half computer, it feels very dated. The music, of course, is at times inappropriately awful. The pacing is off, seeming to go too fast at important points. I feel the story itself deserves a better version, more detailed and better produced. I would see it
Many say this movie is unappreciated, and they are right to a point. I really like this movie a lot, mostly for the interesting world and creatures it gives us. However, I'm not so blinded by my fandom enough to refuse the notion that flaws do not exist, because oh yes they do. The story is okay but it could have been a whole lot more interesting than it turned out to be. I like it, but it wasted it's potential.