Review | Alpha and Omega

Open Date: Friday 9/17

Us rating: **

Riding the wave of 3-D popularity without adding anything new, this flick follows two wolves from opposite ends of the pack: She's an in-charge Alpha (voiced by Hayden Panettiere); he's a carefree Omega (Justin Long). Kidnapped to repopulate a park in Idaho, they escape and journey home to Canada -- ripping off classic animation with every adventure. (Stampede scenes, for example, vividly recall The Lion King.) On the whole, this is bland, kids-only fare.