The movie probably has THE stupidest plot in the world. The movie is about a bunch of guinea pigs that are highly trained spies that need to save the world from evil robotic cappuccino (I spelled that right without looking it up btw) machines. It was so ridiculous.
The animation was alright. Darwin the guinea pig was so cute, but the script was awful...like shit awful. The dumb jokes, cliche catch phrases, nothing I haven't seen before. There were a lot of characters thrown in like the mice and hamster to make it seem funnier, but it wasn't. It was annoying. Sure the hamster and mice were cute, but the humor was so cheesy. It might've made the 6year old I babysit laugh, but not me.
The fact that they kept referring to guinea pigs as rodents was also really obnoxious. I own a guinea pig, and they aren't rodents. Their DNA is more closely related to rabbits and horses than to mice. It was just annoying. The whole pet store scenario in the movie was also stupid. In one scene, a child going to buy a guinea pig, puts the animal into his lacrosse stick and flings him across the room. Like wtf? It was such a random and unnecessary scene.
Overall the movie fails at life. The animals are cute, but not cute enough that you'd want to waste your time watching this movie.
*1/2 out of 4 stars
In this energetic PG-rated family film (also available in 3-D), an elite team of highly trained guinea pigs (Cage, Cruz, et al) becomes mankind's last hope against a fiendish plot to take over the world.
From frame one, the fur flies and never once stops. It helps that this harmless hairball of hyperactivity comes in at under 90 minutes. This reviewer had forgotten that Nicolas Cage provided the voice of a mole and was actually shocked to see his name roll by in the credits. Marketing wise, his inclusion made sense but the role was hardly enhanced by his or any other of the name talent. But who really cares if their beach house was included in the price of your ticket?
Bottom line: G-darn fun.