Lilo & Stitch Stitch, a pearly-toothed extraterrestrial gremlin, splashes down in Hawaii, and he certainly looks colorful; he's like a demonic koala bear crossed with Pikachu from "Pokemon."… Lilo & Stitch Stitch, a pearly-toothed extraterrestrial gremlin, splashes down in Hawaii, and he certainly looks colorful; he's like a demonic koala bear crossed with Pikachu from "Pokemon."… 2002-06-21 PG Animation Kids and Family Tia Carrere Daveigh Chase Chris Sanders Ving Rhames David Ogden Stiers Buena Vista Pictures
Movie Review

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jun 21, 2002; Rated: PG; Genres: Animation, Kids and Family; With: Tia Carrere, Daveigh Chase and Chris Sanders; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Stitch, a pearly-toothed extraterrestrial gremlin, splashes down in Hawaii, and he certainly looks colorful; he's like a demonic koala bear crossed with Pikachu from ''Pokemon.'' The moment, however, that he springs into action, speaking in what sounds like angry samurai gibberish, it's clear that he has zero dimensions as a character. (He would have been stuck somewhere in the back of a closet in the ''Toy Story'' films.) Stitch gets discovered by Lilo, a temperamental Hawaiian girl who's the whiniest of whiny brats. The animation in Lilo & Stitch has an engaging retro-simple vivacity, and it's nice to see a movie for tots make use of Elvis Presley, but the story is witless and oddly defanged.

Originally posted Jul 12, 2002 Published in issue #662 Jul 12, 2002 Order article reprints
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