This movie is the perfect mesh of fantasy and character. It takes place in a fictional city that is some hybrid of Tokyo and San Francisco. Technology is highly advanced. But that is not the focus. We quickly bond to our main character and his brother.
The secondary characters are all stereotypes, but that’s to be expected in a cartoon. They are still entertaining and have their moments of originality.
The plot has an emotional kick to it, on several levels. And there are numerous plot twists, some are easy to figure out, others will surprise you.
Is this as amazing as “frozen” or “the incredibles”. No, but it’s in the same realm. I did notice some bored kids, so gauge accordingly. I think the adults were enjoying it more. I’d mark it as a must see. And yes, it’s worth it to see in the theaters. There are quite a few action scenes that are nice on the big screen and would be enjoyable in 3-D, although I did not see that version.