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Year : 2015 Director : Tim Johnson Running Time : 93 Genre : , ,
Movie review score
2/5

What’s it about?
Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.

What did we think?
Erin Lane says:  Not even the voices of Jim Parsons and Rihanna can save Home from a terrible blandness. Their presence might help the film’s popularity and, to be honest, it probably needs all the help it can get. The forced Boov dialogue – more Jar Jar than Yoda – grates and there are so many little morals coming at you that it’s hard to see what a child would go away with from the movie. A poor plot without a consistent theme just makes it difficult viewing for adults. It alternates between too cutesy and too clever for its own good (for example Tip is a nickname because her name is Gratuity). Kids might possibly like the cute aliens (who change colour with emotions) but let’s face it, cute aliens have been done before and much better.

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Annie Baker says:

    What a grinch! It’s a kids movie what do you expect?

    • Erin Lane says:

      Children don’t tend to go to the cinema on their own. I very much enjoy kids films these days as they’re generally made to appeal to adults also. This one didn’t appeal. PS. I love the Grinch. He was hard done by.

  2. LucyA says:

    Would it be suitable for a 4yo boy and or a 6yo girl?

    • Erin Lane says:

      Would be suitable for both boy & girl, though maybe more girl skewed but an acceptable compromise if the alternative was Cinderella or a Barbie movie!

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