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By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Peril, language, and gore in odd comic adaptation.

Movie NR 2022 105 minutes
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While MEAD is a sci-fi movie with a spunky robot, it has poor pacing and lacks depth. The setting takes place in space, which might draw some sci-fi viewers into the plot, but it's also slow-moving and at times hard to follow. On one hand, MEAD is appealing as a witty AI robot with a heart to avoid violence. On the other hand, he's a snarky, name-calling being with a habit of projecting a holographic version of his captain's former girlfriend to tease and flirt with him. The mix of live-action actors in an animated setting is an interesting approach that can feel a bit jarring.

There are some bright spots in the plot, usually surrounding the illusion sequences, including an appearance of a T-rex and floating rubber ducky, and a few chuckles along the way. Viewers familiar with the 1970s comic the movie is adapted from might enjoy this motion-picture recreation. Everyone else might prefer to gravitate toward another movie.

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