Written August 30, 2015
I took my 2 boys and their friends, ages 5-8. They all had fun. I heard their little giggles and some outbursts of laughter throughout. They had a great time, and I thought it was cute too. Not Oscar-winning, but a good option for a Sunday afternoon!
Written December 26, 2014
This is a great movie to take your kids to and yet adults get to enjoy it on a whole different level. Great fun for the kids and lots of "conspiracy theory" and TV show history for the parents. I took my 9 year old daughter and her best friend to watch it, and they loved it.
If you get my Obama reference, give me a thumbs up.
Written September 02, 2015
the 4 year old loved it. what else can i say?
Written July 29, 2016
It was just okay. There's not a lot of choices lately for the tot crowd so it was nice to have something to take her to see. But the storyline wasn't terribly unique or gripping. There were a few funny bits aimed at us adults who are familiar with the myths surrounding alien landings. But none of the characters were really loveable and the bad guy was so over the top bad, well it was just silly.
Written September 19, 2014
This movie teaches kids that it is not cool to be smart or be a scientist. While the smart brother saves the day in the end, the constant degrading comments about being a nerd is what will stick with kids. This movie teaches kids that being a scientist is boring and means you're boring. They made comments toward Gary (the smart brother) that being smart meant he had no social life in high school and it was unbelievable that he was able to score a hot wife. In other words, being smart isn't cool. The comments "turn your brain off" and "thinking means doing nothing" made me livid. Science and smarts is what saves the day in the end, but does science and smarts get any glory? Almost none! This movie teaches kids that being smart and being a scientist isn't cool, which is a message that shouldn't be sent to our kids.