On select screens, Chicken Little will be presented in "Disney Digital 3-D," a brand-new system created with George Lucas' special-effects team. It's revolutionary! It' s state of the art! It ... wasn't screened in this format prior to opening day. Watching the movie in 2-D when it was clearly conceived with an extra dimension in mind is like watching a porno with all the naked parts trimmed out -- you can tell when something exciting is supposed to happen, but have to imagine what you thought you were going to see. What ensues is a lame alien invasion story featuring the famously paranoid Chicken (voiced by Zach Braff) and friends Abby "Ugly Duckling" Mallard (Joan Cusack), Runt of the Litter (Steve Zahn), and Fish Out of Water (Dan Molina). If Chicken Little were in 3-D, shown in a theme park as you sit in motion simulators, the lame gags might not be so much of a problem.
AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, Holiday 12, Hollywood Cinemas 9