The reports I’d been reading about this movie led me to expect it would be a must-see movie. I was somewhat disappointed. It was probably worth seeing. It’s more intelligent but more violent than a Star Trek movie. And the rationalizations for the violence aren’t as contrived as in a typical violent movie. But being more intelligent than most big-budget movies is hardly enough to make a movie great. Maybe this is close to the best that we can expect from a movie aimed at a large audience, but if so that just makes me impatient for the day when animation becomes sufficiently realistic and affordable that the artists who produce science fiction movies can afford to target smaller (more sophisticated) markets and can afford as much variety and experimentation as the book market currently can.