Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Aliens in the Attic (2009)

I watched this movie with the family and although it only gets a 5.3 at IMDB and a dreadful 29% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes, we found it funny.  The reason for the low reviews, it is a kids movie. 

The plot is nothing to right home about, kids discover an alien invasion that is starting in their attic.  The kids can't go to the adults because the aliens have a weapon that only works on adults. 

The acting was pretty good.  The show had a great line up including kids from popular kids shows, Doris Roberts, Andy Richter, and the voice of Thomas Hayden Church.  The visual comedy was well done.  No points lost on acting. 

Visually, the movie is just right.  They had some cool weightless scenes, the aliens are kind of cartoony, and the action was fun, but not distracting. 

The thing that makes this movie stand out to me was the Kung Fu Nana scene.  This scene had Doris Roberts being controlled by a remote in the hands of a couple of 12 year old video gamers fighting another person being controlled remotely by an alien.  My kids couldn't stop laughing. 

This is a great family movie.  It isn't going to win any awards and it isn't cutting edge, but it will bring your family together with laughs.  Give it a look if for no other reason than to see Doris Roberts doing flying kicks. 
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Pat Tillett said...

When I first glanced at it, I thought they were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Budd said...

They do look ninja turtlesque.