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Maika: The Girl from Another Galaxy

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sweet film about friendship, grief has comic violence.

Movie PG 2022 105 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+


My friends and family just went to see MAIKA. We all LOVE IT!!!! We were so impressed with the vivid colors of the film , especially the scenes of DANANG, with the grande and beauty of BANA and CAU VANG (So proud of DANANG now). The Emotion expressed by HUNG is so touching. He conveyed all his feelings to us, our young niece (10 years old) cried so much with HUNG, when he lost his Mom and when he worried about MAIKA going to die. TINTIN is so funny. The Film has a sense of humor to make us laugh, too. And MAIKA is so cute. Her big, round eyes are so lovely. The friendship of MAIKA and HUNG is such a good example for our children. For THANH, KIM NHA and all other movie characters, they are just as excellent as our tiny movie stars. At the end, the Film also has sent out a human message when HUNG holds the meteorite-chain on his heart with deep love. His loving energy has transmitted to the universe and finally touched MAIKA and gave her this loving energy (not the meteorite energy) and healed her. What a wonderful conclusion! Thank you SOOO MUCH for giving us a wonderful entertaining evening with MAIKA, THE GIRL FROM ANOTHER GLAXY. WE ALL LOVE IT! Thank you a whole bunch, Peter Nguyen

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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This charming, heartfelt film taps into the complicated emotional issues that come with grief, especially childhood grief. While there are some moments in Maika: The Girl from Another Galaxy that could be tighter -- such as some of the bits with the two comic-relief baddies -- the film's focus on friendship and courage helps it excel.

Several characters, including Hung, also have an interest in STEM and inventing, which could inspire younger viewers to create and explore. The young stars of the film are spectacular, especially Lai, who deftly plays the ups and downs of grief, grounding the storyline. As Maika, Chu displays strength, curiosity, and kindness, making you instantly root for her. Overall, Maika is a fun film that families will love.

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