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Teenage Brothers Tyler and Nick come across a UFO that crashed near their town. Tyler begins to get superhuman abilities as they realize that the UFO is "alive." The brothers uncover that aliens are planning to take over earth. When the extraterrestrials capture Tyler, it's up to Nick to save his brother.

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  • Nov 30, 2009
    Okay so Disney is going back and retackling the whole alien genre; or are they just jumping on that boat because of the recent success of similar movies? Either way they do manage to pull off a decent film, a few flaws but decent none the less. This movie has two brothers discovering an alien spacecraft and they youngest -- because he has not hit pubety -- absorbs the radiation which not only trigger an excelleration to maturity but gives him some limited superpowers. Although the enemy aliens were first interested in the spacecraft they are now interested in the boy. This leaves big brother to save the day, once he takes a step back from chasing the girl and focuses on his requirements for high school graduation. Overall the characters were likeable and you did care for them at the end f the day. The plot equally worked well, but... So now we have the flaws. Well first problem is most of the backstory is never explained. Who sent the alien spacecraft in the first place? Although the antagonist want to destroy the Earth it never explains why the spacecraft was sent to stop them. Also it is implied that the boys father was in a branch of the military and died, but we don't learn how. We also have the issue with the superpowers. Don't get me wrong they are cool but when they are only used once (as each power manifests in the first 30 minutes) and not used afterwords they why have them in the film anyways? Finally my biggest irritant was the school play in which the younget was amongst the cast. The play is always referred to as the "pirate play". Common you could not come up with a name or use one of the many stories in public domain? I would not recommend this movi for young children as the aliens are rather scary. It is also hinted that although they eat humans they may also resort to cannabilism. That being said the movie is well worth a look despite some minor annoyances. Also it is obviously left open for a sequel which is why I am not giving this film a worse rating. Here's hoping that my questions are answered in the next installment.
    Jason F Super Reviewer

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