By Marc Bernardin
Updated November 07, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Nothing says ”market research driven” like an animated sci fi flick with hipster voice work and an MTV friendly teen rock soundtrack. If only Titan A.E. directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman (”Anastasia”) had thought to jettison the dull, Disney ready story — of a futuristic orphan (Damon) who finds that the dead father he’s hated all these years gave his son the key to reviving humanity — the uninspired alien sidekicks, and the flat artwork (which totally doesn’t meld with the occasionally impressive CGI backgrounds), this dud wouldn’t feel so much like a cartoon version of ”The Ice Pirates.’