"Alpha and Omega" is a 2010 animation from Lionsgate. In a wolf pack in Jasper Park, an alpha named Kate and an omega named Humphrey are taken to Idaho and must work together to get back. Humphrey has a crush on Kate, but hasn't told her due to pack laws against the union of alphas and omegas. Will this adventure let him win Kate's heart and lead to the law's abolishment?
In late summer of 2010, I sit in a theater to watch "Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" when a preview pops up for "Alpha and Omega." I'd lightly seen this preview before, but not the full preview. By the end of the preview, I said to myself, "Now THAT I'd like to see." Eight months later, I finally did.
"Alpha and Omega" was a want-to-see for a long time for me mainly because of the hook. I'd read reviews saying that most people didn't like it because of things such as predictable plot. I, however, didn't care. What really hooked me was the whole idea of someone of a lower status being able to demonstrate that they are still someone with emotions and wills. I will admit, it would have been slightly different if Kate and Humphrey's statuses were vice versa, but the fact that Humphrey is a male and I'm a guy meant I had that passion within me, saying, "Go, man! Show her what you got!"
When I finally saw the movie, it had been out for eight months as well as released on DVD for about three. By this time, I knew perfectly well all the bad reviews of the movie, but that passion with the movie's "hook" as I mentioned really kept me interested. By this time, I had already read some fanfics on the movie, so I was getting into it, but fanfics are another story.
Now, on to business.
This movie didn't disappoint me concerning the "hook" or even the main storyline. Who cares if it's predictable? I loved it! Another thing I also loved was the sense of war and the efforts for peace from both sides. You can see how something like this would certainly relate to reality to some degree. I admire the fact that there is definitely a sense of family and love throughout the film. Such things are always good morals for the children. Most importantly, the movie teaches about commitment and how no one is less important despite rank.
As good as this movie was, there were a few setbacks I noticed. First of all, as I was later notified of, this film is filled with subtle sexual innuendos. Although this will not be caught by children, it's really unnecessary for a children's movie anyway. I also felt that the ending could've used a bit more resolution. It just seemed a bit too fast for me. Perhaps we could see the new solution in effect a bit more?
Moviemaking-4 of 5
Storyline-4.5 of 5
Characters-4.5 of 5
Overall-4 of 5
Overall, "Alpha and Omega" was probably my favorite film of 2010, despite the fact I didn't see it until the following year. It didn't disappoint me or lack anything I expected; perhaps only a slightly more-detailed ending. But again, I enjoyed it.
If you enjoy animal animation with a good (or at least decent) storyline, and/or you like wolves and/or romantic adventure, this movie will definitely reach out to you. If you sexual innuendos make you uncomfortable, you should probably stay away. Otherwise, go for it!
Winston, Eve, and their daughters Kate and Lilly at dinner.
Kate and Humphrey on their journey home.
Kate and Humphrey "kiss."