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Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Genre: Children/Animated/Adventure

Year: 2013

Rating: NR

An out-of-this-world, animated adventure for the entire family, featuring the voice talents of Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Cruel Intentions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

A devious plot is under way to alter the writings of famed author Jules Verne to change the course of history! Accompanied by their trusted dog, a group of kids unlikely heroes, but with special talents are sent back in time to restore the beloved stories and secure their rightful place in history.

Their adventure takes them to the darkest jungles and cities deep under the sea even to outer space! But the mission goes horribly awry when a mad scientist tries to stop them. Faced by colossal challenges along the way including cannibals, runaway hot air balloons and a giant octopus they struggle to set the record straight and save the world from chaos While not mixing up anything as they go!

A group of kids with special powers and their trusted dog are sent back in time on a mission to restore the famous stories and their place in history as the mad President and Minister of Cultural Affairs are trying to change them. They face many obstacles setting the history straight and not mixing up anything as they go.

That is about all there is to know about "Freedom Force." I like a good animated film as much as the next kid or adult for that matter so I was looking forward to checking it out but sadly the film turned out to be a mixed bag of bad and good. The bad begins with the animation, it is poor at best. I realize the film was done on a limited budget but the graphics are very important to a story like this and it lets the film down. If the animation had been better this would of been a lot better film because on the good side the film has an original and fun story full of action and adventure. There is a lot to like about the story and it would have no problem getting the attention of the young ones in the house.

Another good part of the film was the cast of voice actors, Christopher Lloyd and Sarah Michelle Gellar headline a very impressive cast. I was very impressed with their work. So in the end I thought the animation got in the way of what could of been a very enjoyable film. I am not the film's target audience here and children will be much more forgiving as far as the graphics go so I do recommend checking it out if you have any young ones in the house. This is certainly a hard film to rate because of its glaring flaws but I did like the characters and the adventures they went on so it was not all bad.

Released by Vertical Entertainment

** 1/4 Out Of *****