Mars Needs Moms (2011)
|Rating:||PG (for sci-fi action and peril)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Simon Wells|
|Written By:||Berkeley Breathed, Simon Wells, Wendy Wells|
|In Theaters:||Mar 11, 2011 Wide|
|On DVD:||Aug 9, 2011|
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Critic Reviews for Mars Needs Moms
Here is a movie that seems at war with the notion that animation can inspire or invigorate.
Mars Needs Moms actually entertained me. There's the bright colors and great 3D, but there's also some touching moments and grown-up wit
Mars Needs Moms isn't as bad as you've heard, nor is it as good as it could have been. Will it entertain your family? That depends on how much your kids like mo-cap technology, and how much attention they pay to the inner logic of a film.
A solid, vibrant family film that parents and young-ish nippers can enjoy together.
Audience Reviews for Mars Needs Moms
Unfortunately, one of those mass produced computer animated affairs (it seems like there's a ton of 'em) that finds actual storytelling a bothersome detail. What remains is a work that looks and sounds as if it were made for the kiddies but in actuality was made specifically for the moms of those kiddies, a little bit of encouragement for simply being moms (which, as I understand it, is a thankless job, or so I've heard), if not for only listening to toddler conversation for weeks at a time. If that was the case, why not actually write something for those moms with some meat in it instead of only breast milk?
wow. the film features an interesting concept, and then does whatever possible to muck it up. a total train wreck. one of the worst kids movies i have ever had the displeasure to sit through.
Oh dear. This was an incredibly lifeless effort. Mocap shows that it has a long way to go to capture humanity. This seems like the Mocap film least in need of being in the form. It's a story of a boy that is your usual asshat kid. Then his mom is captured by aliens and he realises how much he loves her. The film is mostly dull, with very repetitive landscapes used. Foggler has some great chances for emotional connection as a stranded kid, but he messes it up by just being a very poor imitation of Jack Black. And even Jack Black can't be Jack Black anymore. Seth Green was screwed over by having his voice completely replaced. I'm sure this is false advertising as the trailers had his voice. The film also fails to slow down, with constant chasing and shouting. In the end the main reason this film fails is because of its confusing messages. If you listen to your mom she'll be taken away by aliens. Women shouldn't work and should look after kids. Families should comprise of 1 mom and 1 dad in order to be successful. It's hard to know what the film is saying, because it just isn't articulate enough.
Mars Needs Moms Quotes
|Milo's Mom:||Milo, is that broccoli?|
|Milo:||No, that's vomit.|
|Milo:||Broccoli makes me barf. Besides it looks like brains.|
|Milo:||What is going on?|
|Gribble:||Mars needs moms, so the aliens are stealing them from Earth to raise their own kids.|
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