oh god why?!
this was the worst animated movie i saw in 2014, no other animated movie came close. this thing made The Nut Job and Legends of Oz look like Oscar worthy! the CGI animation is still awful: the characters look like lifeless statues made outta plastic, the graphics are off, the backgrounds are bland, the lip syncing has a lotta problems and the character designs are terrible! seriously, somebody got paid to draw these designs and somebody else got paid to animate them. why?!
but that's the tip of the ice berg. the plot's all over the place and it doesn't make a lick of sense, the writing's shit, the directing's lazy, a lotta sense go nowhere, the voice acting sounds like it was done in one take, the characters are awful, unlikable and obnoxious, there's barely any structure to it, the villain was atrocious (the worst of the franchise) and whatever "dark" scenes this movie had can end up traumatizing kids. just don't watch this movie, please! if you're like me and you want something good or at least tolerable to watch, stay away - FAR way - from this movie!