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Aliens Ate My Homework

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cartoonish violence in live-action book-based alien tale.

Movie PG 2018 89 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Absolute garbage..

Aliens Ate My Homework is one of those low-budget kids movies that makes no sense. There's not really a message that can teach your kid something because this movie is worthless! There are a million things better to watch than this movie.. Some good sci-fi movies your kid would like at this age would be Back to the Future, Men in Black, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids will find some laughs and some characters to like here, but the primitive special effects and general amateurish production make this movie hard to recommend. What's good about the film -- an inventive premise and the emphasis on science -- came from the book. It's clear that having William Shatner on board was a casting coup for the filmmakers, but his performance is more annoying than engaging. A crucial plot element, the disappearance of Rod Allbright's dad, isn't resolved, and the movie's ending indicates that there will be further adventures. On a positive note, Aliens Ate My Homework may inspire some kids to read the popular Coville book series, and that's always a good thing.

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