It is worth taking your little ones to the film, however any other age group would find it boring
This film is quite funny at some parts, and even small children will like the slapstick comedy. There was a joke about someone's private parts but other than that, it's safe for anyone to watch. I only had a few chuckles and those parts was all from the trailer. But your little ones will probably love this movie.
Parent of a 8 year oldWritten byMomtoBeansDecember 8, 2009
I thought it was very entertaining. I did not appreciate the humor about body parts and cavities. It DID NOT go over my 5 year old's head about the "antennae" - she promptly shouted "That's not an antennae, that's his p...." It was unnecessary and really annoyed me that the movie company put some of that stuff in there - it made me feel a bit "tricked" into seeing a family movie that was questionable even for my 8 year old.
That said, I really liked the characters - the astronaut was fun, and I did like the message about friendship, and also about diversity.
My 5 year old son and I saw this and we both agreed that it wasn't a very good movie. He didn't like it at all, too scary for him, although I thought it was tame compared to some movies aimed at this age group. There are some crude jokes and negative messages.
Parent of a 2 year oldWritten bykitkat1104December 11, 2009
Ok, but missing something.
It was ok not the best movie. The message was about accepting peoples difference and looking under the skin, but I did not like that the message got lost in the alien propaganda. All the similes to earth while cute were missing the pop of a good kids movie. I probably would not watch this movie again and diffently wouldn't buy it.
Character growth does not compensate for negative messages throughout
We were on the border of walking out with our 6-yo daughter after 15 minutes. Jokes for adults about anal probes, penis-as-antenna. Too much violence between characters. Male alien staring at female alien's cleavage was made into a joke. Astronaut teaches main character into how to seduce women. Chick-magnet talk. Horrifying threat of brain removal via circular saw, revisited at end credits. Lots of "gunplay". Minor character growth does not redeem the gratuitous lowbrow stimulation. Product placements were pretty obvious. I think this would be fine beginning early teens.
That honor goes to Doogal, but this is still pretty bad. I can look past the uninspired story if not for these lame attempts at humor. It seemed as if the writers had no idea what working beyond the target audience meant. Outdated pop culture references... well, that's a start... got anything else? Witty dialogue? A smart cast of characters? No? I'll give it this: It did manage to accurately portray how people back in the 50's really would have reacted to aliens, but still! This movie just had nothing going for it. Even the visuals weren't that great.
Even though I am a kid (see near my username), I would like to tell you about this movie. In one part, Chuck is saved from having his brain cut out. But, his only clothing (a towel) falls off. An alien says "That's a funny place for to put an antenna". It is sort of violent. An army of aliens have guns, and an alien tries to take Chuck's brain. So, I would say, you shouldn't buy this movie.
Teen, 17 years oldWritten byBlue-BunnySeptember 14, 2011
This is no Pixar or Dreamworks and is definitely not getting an Emmy anytime soon, but it wasn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I actually though it was pretty funny, when it wasn't sleazy and overacted. The animation could've used some improving. Besides that, I thought it was good, but anyone over 12 would probably be bored. There was a lesson taught in the end and there was some good role models. Overall, it's just fine.
Me and my 10 year old sister watched this movie and we laughed our butts off at the jokes and slapstick comedy.We loved this movie trust me don't listen to thouse negitive reviews it's only their opion.OK all in all I loved the kiss scene with lem and neera and this was just awsome.Well worth the money.If I could give it a real review I would give it a 6,000,000/10!
Teen, 13 years oldWritten byMr. BeiberJuly 8, 2011
I HATED IT!!!! ONE OF THE STUPIDEST MOVIES EVER MADE!!!!
OMG I TOTALLY HATED THIS MOVIE!!!!!! ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES EVER MADE!!!! I cannot believe the alien was trying to cut out somebody's brain. Why would they put that in a kids movie? Yeah it was boring! I cannot believe how inappropriate this movie is! I love Dwane Johnson. Why did he act in his very first stupid movie! Yeah it should be PG-13! Way too violent! I do not want to tell you how much I hate this movie! I HATED IT OK!!!!!! NOW GET THIS CRAP OFF THE AIR!!!!!! I HATED IT MORE THAN EVERYTHING!!!! WTF HOW IS IT FUNNY? IT WAS TOTALLY BORING!!!! IIIIIIIIII HHHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEDDDDDD IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO MMMMMMUUUUUUUCCCCCCCHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I HATE E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G ABOUT THIS FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!