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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Science and innovation are useful.
Family members do anything for each other. Bravery, cunning, teamwork help achieve goals.
Positive Role Models
Rod, Elspeth, and Mickey put their lives at risk to save Rod's dad. They display courage, loyalty, ingenuity. The aliens help the kids but also try some potentially risky techniques on them. B'kr is cruel and destructive.
Violence & Scariness
Most violence is played for humor or so unreal that it's unlikely to be scary. But aliens fight each other and shoot space weapons at each other. And B'kr threatens aliens and humans, pushes them through a black hole, shoots at them, kidnaps them, puts them to sleep temporarily. Rod and Elspeth are hooked up to a teleportation machine that they're told could kill them. The kids outrun a giant ball in an outdoor tunnel. Rod disappears into another dimension. The family faces potential disaster on a spaceship.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A married couple kisses after a five-year separation.
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Products & Purchases
Based on Bruce Coville's book series Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The family toasts with champagne glasses.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Aliens Stole My Body is the follow-up to Aliens Ate My Homework; both movies are based on author Bruce Coville's successful series Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol. It will appeal most to viewers familiar with the previous movie and/or books and to young fans of undemanding sci-fi and space fiction. Expect campy effects, punny humor, and fairly gentle scares, as well as kids saving the day using bravery, science, and innovation. But there is sci-fi violence: Aliens fight one another and shoot space weapons. The villain threatens the lives of both aliens and humans, pushes them through a black hole, shoots at them, kidnaps them, and puts them to sleep temporarily. The young heroes are hooked up to a teleportation machine that they're told could kill them. They outrun a giant ball in an outdoor tunnel, and then one disappears into another dimension. A family faces potential disaster on a spaceship. A married couple kisses after a five-year separation. Language is limited to "bullocks" and "boogers," and there's a toast with champagne glasses. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The seemingly low-budget effects, goofy alien costumes, stiff dialogue, and hokey humor of this movie weigh it down for any but the least demanding viewers. Fans of the original book series and previous adaptations may be drawn to it, and Aliens Stole My Body offers 88 minutes of mostly harmless space hijinks for kids interested in sci-fi stories. A bright spot is the over-the-top performance of Consiglio as villain B'kr. Listen also for Trekker George Takei behind one of the alien costumes.
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