Had heard bad reports about this film, but still fancied seeing it. What a waste of time and money! Yet again for a kids film there is loads of trudging around not actually doing alot, with subtitles down the bottom reminding you where you are every few minutes! There is also lots of cut scene jumping around, sticking in bits of pointless information. When the action gets going however the effects are great and the elements do come alive. However as a whole its a mess of a film, and I can't see the movie studio backing this all the way to the 4th film!
A note on the 2D to 3D conversion for this film - it simply didn't work at all!! It all looked very flat, a complete 3D-con, and if film makers keep trying to convert films filmed in 2D to 3D after they have filmed them (Alice and Clash I'm lookin at you too!), then people are going to become very sick of non-working 3D films very quickly. 3D films need to be filmed in 3D with 3D cameras!!