Though the intention of the movie is to help kids value their mother, if your child does listen to you or appreciates you as a mom, they will be horrified. It has caused consistent nightmares for my 7 year old who fears that because he listens to me, aliens might pop up in the middle of the night and kill me. Milo, the main character, does what he's supposed to, listens to his mom, does his chores, etc. only to find his mom is kidnapped to educate the mothers of mars, and by morning she'll be incinerated. Peachy. Moral of the story: treat your mom terribly, at least she won't be a victim to aliens. This is on the same emotional level as the Goonies, though Goonies both he and I enjoyed, and unless you've raised a child who is a tyrant anyways, there's no reason to make your child feel burdened by the idea that they need to watch over you. Disney at its worst, IMO.