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I want stitch as my pet! i love him
Great movie love the alien dude he funny lol
I Love this movie Never fails to Solartain!
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
IMDB ID (0275847)
Genre: (Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi)
IMDB Rating: (7,0/10 from 61 318 users)
Directors: (Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders)
Starring: (Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere)
Runtime: (1h 25mn)
Plot:
In a place far, far away, illegal genetic experiment #626 is detected: Ruthless scientist Dr. Jumba Jookiba has created a strong, intelligent, nearly indestructible and aggressive being with only one known weakness: The high density of his body makes it impossible for the experiment to swim in water. The scientist is sentenced to jail by the Grand Council of the Galactic Federation. The experiment is supposed to be transported to a prison asteroid, yet manages to escape Captain Gantu, who was supposed to deliver him there. With a stolen police cruiser (the red one), the destructive being races towards a little and already doomed planet: Earth. Stranded on Hawaii, experiment #626 can’t actually do much harm: water all around, no big cities and two well-equipped representatives of the Galactic Federation already following close behind to catch him again. But Dr. Jookiba and the Earth expert Pleakley never could have guessed that earth girl Lilo adopts the experiment as dog, gives him...
I love this movie. I wish I had seen it in the theaters, it would have ben great. I found this movie really fun and well done. My parents had no interest in seeing it :rolleyes: But I got them to watch it, and they loved it :D I went out and bought it the same week in came out on vhs.
Prior to seeing 'Lilo & Stitch,' I wasn't sure if I wanted to see this film. When I was at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, CA during July 2001, I saw a sneak preview/trailer of this film. I wasn't so sure if I wanted to see it or not. When the film hit theatres, I had failed to see 'Lilo & Stitch.'

When the movie saw its DVD release, I didn't buy it. When the movie premiered on ABC a few months ago, I managed to see all but the first 20 minutes or so of the film. I had realized that I was missing a great Disney masterpiece. So, I decided a few weeks later that I wanted to buy the movie. When, I saw the film in its entirety. Wow, man...just...wow. 'Lilo & Stitch' became one of (if not the) my favorite Disney films.

This film is rated PG, so this is a darker film, compared to most other Disney animated films, but this can be enjoyed by all (though the youngest audiences need to watch it with older people). Not every family is fortunate, and the family of Lilo (Daveigh Chase) and her older sister, Nani (Tia Carrere), is one of those broken families. The two sisters struggle to stay together since their parents were killed in a car accident. They see frequent visitations from the social worker, Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames), and he checks to see if Nani is doing a good job taking care of Lilo. Then, came a monster (which Lilo thinks he is a dog), experiment 626 (created by 'evil genius' scientist, Jumba Jookiba (David Ogden Stiers)), arrives on Earth on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Later on, Lilo chose a new pet...which was 626. She renamed him 'Stitch' (Chris Sanders). Lilo never fit in with the rest of the crowd, while Stitch never had a family. Similarly, both caused a lot of trouble.

Just when you thought things couldn't have gotten any worse for Lilo and Nani, Stitch causes chaos in shops, at the beach, and even at the Pelekai house (Lilo & Nani's residence). Little do Lilo and Nani know, Stitch was being watched and hunted by two aliens, Jumba and Pleakley (Kevin McDonald). The two have trouble capturing the experiment, and end up being fired from the job.

During the middle of the film, Lilo teaches Stitch about love and the meaning of 'ohana' (which is Hawaiian for family, and it means to never be left behind..or forgotten). Stitch's behavior gradually changes throughout the film, and begins to feel sympathy for Lilo. Suddenly, Jumba and Pleakley arrive at Lilo's house, and go after Stitch. Stitch and Lilo get away, until another space creature, Captain Gantu (Kevin Michael Richardson) arrives, and capture both Lilo and Stitch. Stitch frees himself, but Lilo is still in Gantu's hands. Nani realizes that she may never see her little sister ever again. Stitch feels sympathy for Lilo and Nani (Jumba and Pleakley start to feel some sympathy, as well).

At the end, things get really interesting for Lilo, Nani, Stitch, and others. You couldn't have asked for a better way to end the film. As for the music, the majority of the soundtrack is mostly hits from Elvis Presley. However, the Elvis tunes suit 'Lilo & Stitch' perfectly. Alan Silvestri (music from the 'Back to the Future') composes the instrumental stuff for this film. The Hawaiian tunes from Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu & Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus were awesome.

Even though "Finding Nemo" and "The Lion King" are the bigger blockbuster movies, I feel that "Lilo & Stitch" beats both of them (though I like the other two films, also). I feel that this movie is somewhat underappreciated, and many people are missing out on a great adventure. Never judge a film by the trailers alone. I did that, and in many cases, my impressions of the movies change. You'll laugh, cry, and be amazed at the same time. This IS a classic film, thanks to Chris Sanders and the rest of the team behind the Disney film. Everyone should see "Lilo & Stitch." You will not regret it at all.
This movie was not funny.
LILO & STITCH (2002)

THE GOOD:

--I liked some of the interaction between Lilo & her sister. It's great to see they're keeping some of the dramatic realism in Disney flicks these days.

--The film has a great send-off, featuring a bravura action finale that never lets up. I was immensely entertained by the ending, if only it hadn't taken so damn long to get there.

--Stitch is a very cool character, the dude just kicks ass! His voice rocks, he's animated very well (it's all about his neat-o colours) and I loved the way his ears pricked up or down to signify the way he was feeling. When he gets the awesome scenes he's deserves, it makes seeing the movie more worthwhile.

--"Ohana means family...family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." A sweet message, important to the world these days I think. I liked the way the ugly duckling picture book was used in conjunction with this moral.

THE BAD:

--I think I was just expecting something completely different (and much better) to what I got from "Lilo & Stitch". From the ads, trailers, posters and so on, "Lilo & Stitch" was made out to be a mock of Disney films, including many characters from past films such as "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast". No Disney characters were ever referenced, and it wasn't a spoof. So why the hell did they plaster the Disney characters all over the frickin' poster and have trailers/teasers that had nothing to do with this movie AT ALL? It is the most frustrating thing about this movie.

--To be frank, I was bored in the first half of this film. Just didn't interest me all that much.

--The scenes in space had SO MUCH potential to be funny and entertaining, but they are so dull and there aren't enough of them to warrant interest. These scenes make it a little more obvious that all the producers were really trying to do with "Lilo & Stitch" was make another family movie with a message.

--The movie lacks menacing or funny villains, the one's we got were dull, annoying and uninteresting.

RATING:

6/10 - Probably the most mammoth disappointment in 2002. It did have its qualities, but it sucks how they were few and far between.

IF YOU LIKED THIS MOVIE I RECOMMEND:

Aladdin (8/10)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (8/10)
The Aristocats (5/10)
Beauty and the Beast (8/10)
The Emperor's New Groove (8/10)

Lilo & Stitch
Cartoon- It has been a while since i saw a kids' movie. The last was A Bug's Life, and I liked it a lot. So the years went by and all I saw coming out were loads of crappy kids' movies like The Country Bears and Spririt: Stallion of the Cimmaron. As I read their apocalyptic reviews (happily I didn't see any of these movies) there were two things that ran through my head: "Wha' happen'?" and "Damn we are going to have a dumb next generation."
Out of all this garbagio only three movies seemed to hold promise in this doomed genre: Spirited Away, Finding Nemo, and Lilo & Stitch. Well, the first two I've yet to see, and unfortunately I was conned into the latter by a friend who thought it was cute beyond measure. It really, by this point didn't look like anything I'd enjoy, and Gigolo Joe, whad'ya know, I hated every torturing, mind-flogging moment of it.
Lilo is like a nugget of poo that you insert into your DVD player and let flatulate out of the screen. I was trapped by its noxious fumes. I closed my eyes, but no matter where I turned my head, its suffocating stupidity flattened my intellect like a monster sized garlic press. Only one other movie ever did that to me (Godzilla vs. Megalon) and I like Godzilla otherwise and was able to make fun of it while I wacthed it. Not so with Lilo. My brain cells were fried.
This turd is 90 minutes of pure mean jokes, dumb accents, cankled little cartoon brats, terrible music, and headache inducing yelling and bitching. How this is considered funny evades me. Seeing a fat alien waving a gun around while blabbing in a bad Russian accent, or hearing a bitchy Hawaiian gal call somebody a "stupid head" and then kicking their car, or watching a Peter Lorre-sounding Stitch demolish a house all seemed to be considered cute among critics and my friends. To me it was just flat out mean. And it nearly gave me deathly spasms of pain.
What really bugs me about all this is that it puts it in little kids' heads that being a brat is OK. What ever happend to the good old Disney?! I don't even want to be around little kids who've seen this movie now. Heck, I don't want to be around any if Lilo & Stitch is the benchmark for other "family movies."
How this got to be such a hit with critics and audiences I don't get. I wish I was conned into Spirited Away. That looked better. (G)
-reviewed by Samurai Sword
STITCH IS THE COOLEST THING EVER.

Apart from the analysis of revenge and identity in The Lion King, Lilo and Stitch is probably Disney's most sopisticated thematic endeavor. Too bad our good friends at Disney had to run out of ideas on this project, and couldn't support with the imagination they used to possess the advanced issues that could have made Lilo and Stitch great.
Anyway, this is the story of the banishment of Experiment 626 from his native world- he is somewhat of a berserker- and the lonely and troubled girl named Lilo- who desires to be understood by friends and her sister- he finds on Earth. They meet at the pound (626 poses as a dog, and, mistaking him for one, Lilo buys him), and the liveliness and restlessness that they share allow them to become quick friends.
It is the backdrop for Lilo's story that makes Lilo and Stitch so interesting, though. She lives with her sister Nani (parents departed) on one of Hawaii's islands, and is facing relocation if their social worker finds enough evidence to release Lilo from Nani's care. This awkward situation is reason enough for Lilo to tear about in fits of rage, but when she is cast out by her friends and distanced from her sister, who is also fighting this harsh reality, she crawls into an even bigger hole. Her only solace is found in Stitch, her ideal counterpart, and, while the little alien manages to make the situation worse for the sisters at certain points throughout the film, they learn together what a family really is: sticking together and looking out for each other. The movie returns to this and the custody issue a lot, contributing to how it is one of the best representations of a broken family being mended that I've seen on screen. Too bad it had to get so silly.
Not saying that silly is bad. There were some hilariously brilliant moments throughout the film ("That's not a real name... in Iceland!" had me rolling). And I'm not meaning to rag on Stitch (the name Lilo affectionately plants on Experiment 626), who really is a star and a genius in physical comedy, but the thing is that, well, he's an alien. And he's being chased through the Hawaiian Islands by other aliens who want to quarantee his uncageable energy and preprogrammed desire for destruction. No, aliens just don't work well in this film. As much as I understand that creating an alien like Stitch could be the only way to come up with the perfect destruction machine, sending a whole fleet of aliens after him just throws the amazing premise into ridiculum. We even get a Star Wars-like spaceship chase. *sigh* Aliens...
*shakes head*
Maybe I don't have any imagination or sense of fantasy, but the way I see it, the absurdity of the antics that transpire throughout this lighthearted alien romp bring down the potential of this film. Too bad, because I was happy to be exposed to something so fresh from Disney...
Coulda been a contender...
A disappointed **1/2 /*****

Another comment to its side, however; the artistry was totally cool and captured the Polynesian and Tropical atmosphere amazingly well.