Written March 12, 2011
It's been a long time since I've so thoroughly enjoyed a movie all my children could watch. Even movies geared towards kids often have a vile villain, or scary fight scenes. While there was suspense, it never got to a nightmare-inducing level.
Besides the obvious coolness factors of a boy getting to go to Mars, and the common 'What if there was no parents' themes, the movie highlights healthy, honest discourse between a loving, but firm mother and ever-striving-for-just-a-little-more-independence son. Watching with my own 9 year old son brought tears to my eyes as we both realized our flaws are not born from lack of love for each other, but from how we are both still trying to figure life out.
What a reflection of our society, where we are told men are useless and can be disposed of, that women would be better off without them. It is a redemptive tail of unity, family, and justice. It also touches on cross-cultural and age themes.
SEE for yourself just how good it is!!!
Written March 12, 2011
Looking for more than an occasional laugh at toilet humor or jokes you hope your kids won't understand? Want to take your kids to a movie with positive messages and no gratuitous profanity or stupidity? This movie is for you! And your kids!
Highly recommended for ages up to 10. Older kids may find it a little slow in the middle portions, as may adults. But, in the end, it is a great family movie that will entertain kids and remind them of the value of people who love and care about you (i.e. parents).
Written March 17, 2011
Every so often a bunch of kids are born on mars. The supervisor (Mindy Sterling) has made a decision to steal moms from Earth. Their first target, Milo’s house. Milo after an argument not to eat his broccoli finds himself telling his mom “his life would be better off without her”. While asleep that night the Martians came and took Milo’s mom. Before they could take off in their ship Milo manages to get inside the ship and go to mars with them. On mars he makes a great friend with a fellow human named Gribble (Dan Fogler). Willing to help them also is KI (Elisabeth Harnois). KI who is the assistant to the supervisor. It’s a mad dash for Milo and his friends to save his mom from the martians. Love the Gribble and Ki. Fun and entertaining. Milo gets a little whinny. A big improvement from “Polar Express” but still I think the kids are gonna think the characters are creepy. 3 ½ stars out of 5
Written February 16, 2013
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Written January 20, 2012
well i love a good disney movie exspeualy a good animated disney movie the problem with this movie was this was just not a good disney animated movie it was sad slow and very boring for me and that is saying alot i usualy love all disney movies and programs but this one just did not do it for me sorry ps. i dont recomend this movie for sencitive kids due to the main plot of the movie being about a mean little boy who has to save his mother from alieans who want to harvest her brain for their own self gain . so if you want to watch this movie go ahed but please read my review before you do