Aliens in the Attic
I really wasn’t expecting much from this DVD, despite my kid’s over the top excited anticipation, I knew it was going to be cheesy, predictable, and somewhat on the boring side of lame.
Sure enough it was cheesy, predictable and had a groan factor of 10, but as soon as the Aliens arrived, they cranked the experience up a bajillion notches. Aliens in the Attic turned into a classic slap-stick affair, with raucous laughter filling our lounge, and not only from the mouths of my kids either.
Aliens wasn’t trying to be clever, the cheese and groan factor all playing into the laughable nature of the film, which turned out to be one of the funniest kids DVDs I’ve seen recently.
The plot is basic; family sci-fi adventure about a group of kids who must protect their holiday home from invading pint-sized aliens. The CGI suits the feel of the movie (it doesn’t matter how good your effects are, a four armed cartoon alien is always going to look unbelievable) and the acting ability of the cast all play together to produce something that you just can’t help but laugh at.
The really funny thing however, is realising half way through the movie, that rather than being set in Maine, in the Us of A, it was in fact filmed in good old New Zealand. It seems that if ever a movie company wants to make America look like a beautiful place to be, they film it in New Zealand.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Release date: January 20th, 2010
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Director: John Schultz
Length (Minutes): 90
Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Andy Richter, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox