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A movie like Alpha and Omega is perhaps 15 years too late technologically and perhaps 25 years too late thematically. Back in the 70s and 80s when animation was made primarily for kids, this kind of movie would have felt right at home but with the feast that is laid before us today with the likes of Pixar and DreamWorks, something as insipid as Alpha and Omega only serves as a reminder of the dark ages of animation.
My biggest gripe with the movie is in regards to the animation which is shockingly amateur compared to the best today. If you haven't seen a 3D animated film in your life and this is the first one you happen to watch it might not seem all that bad but having feasted your eyes on the best that most animation studios have to offer makes the experience painful.
The plot revolves around two wolves, an alpha, Kate (voice of Hayden Panettiere) and an omega, Humphrey (voice of Justin Long). Alphas are the leaders of the wolf packs and are of the "refined" sort while the omegas are the more fun-loving regular wolves (if there is such a thing). So when circumstances force the two together on a trip across the American wilderness, you know love will blossom and the two will face all kinds of dangers from bears to other wolf packs.
The story lacks any sort of element that would hook adults in, not even slightly older kids will be enticed by the plot that is essentially like a hindi film plot revolving around caste and social stature. However the voice cast tries hard to ensure that things remain lively.
like I pointed out earlier, the lackluster animation combined with the so-so 3D only act as detriments.
It's sad that the great Dennis Hopper's last big screen credit was to come in a movie of such tepid quality.