The idea is kinda nifty though. I dig the notion that we are all living in a dream-world-computer-program and our real bodies are under the control of machines that use us for fuel. The scpoe of that is so bizzare that I think it's pretty cool. But I agree that they could have done a better job of pulling it off.
One of my favorites to this day is still Transformers The Movie. Such an american kids classic.