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.
Written February 08, 2016
Took my 8 year old grandson to see it. We both really like the movie. Good action. Kept his attention which is not easy to do. Afterwards, we talked about the "moral of the story". Amazingly, he got it!. Family sticks by family even when we do not always see eye to eye. We need each other's love and support. His insight: It is like when my sister and I fight, but we still really love each other even if we say we don't. Great movie to spark discussion of feelings, competition, etc. between siblings. Love should always win over "me, my and I".
Written August 05, 2015
It wasn't bad, a few chuckles but not one laugh. Save it for rental.
Written May 31, 2016
Huge waste of money. Not funny, clever, nor original. I read books on my iPhone while my kids sat there staring in bored silence.
Written February 10, 2016
Formulaic. A mishmash of Monsters, Inc. Monsters vs. Aliens, etc. Jokes on directors names probably went over all but the most astute viewers. This is an older kid's movie...too scary for the under 6 group.