Written February 19, 2013
Nothing too special about the this movie. The only chuckles from the audience came during a few sight gag moments.
The dialogue lacked any significant wit or charm. This is a rental.
Written February 26, 2013
The stupidest movie I have seen in years. My sister-in-law and I took our boys because it was the only family-friendly movie in theaters currently. Confusing, meaningless plot; stock sarcastic characters with predictable dialogue. Overwhelmingly loud and frenetic. Our boys, 5 and 8 years old, laughed and enjoyed the potty humor and silliness, but you would have to PAY ME to watch this again.
Written July 31, 2014
It wasn't bad, a few chuckles but not one laugh. Save it for rental.
Written February 21, 2013
This was a great kid's movie, funny, exciting, and with a focus on family. About a family of aliens and how they interact with each other in their lives, it has a sweet story that helps kids to understand how each person is a valuable contributor in each family. It is very action packed, and while I would not call it scary, I would say that there are some parts where really young children might get frightened. Kind of like the old ET movie, I remember my nephew slowly and quietly sneaking onto my lap when ET was in the backyard of the kids' home! He was three years old then. My eight year old grandson had no problems at all. He loved the Scorch character (voice of Brendan Fraser), and I particularly liked the character of Kip. Overall, it was great. At a time when almost every movie at the theater is rated R and packed full of bad language and overt sex, it's good to have something normal to watch.
Written February 18, 2013
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.