Synopsis: In Aliens in the Attic, a group of kids must protect their vacation home from alien invaders.
Release Date: July 31, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Children and Family, Adventure
Aliens in the Attic is purely a fun and entertaining movie, for kids and adults alike. It does not have an overabundance of violence and it never attempts to be overly serious – they are battling miniature aliens after all. Aliens in the Attic is for the most part lighthearted while showing the strength and perseverance children and teens may possess when needed.
The blending of live action and CG animated aliens is remarkably done throughout Aliens in the Attic. The dimension and depth of the aliens make them appear more real than imagined with a wide range of small details given to each individually. They come across as menacing while at the same time cute and playful, given they are roughly two feet tall, if that. The most delightful is the four-armed Rocky. As the good-hearted alien, he is sweet, adorable, and something you would want to take home with as a pet. This is only achieved by the believability the effects have for the duration of Aliens in the Attic, giving the aliens a realistic approach.
The comedy of Aliens in the Attic is on the quieter side. One should not expect to be laughing out loud throughout but you can expect to have a smile on your face for most of the film. Aliens in the Attic just makes you feel good inside, with some decent laughs thrown in from time to time.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): John Schultz
- Screenwriters: Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg, Mark Burton
- Cast: Ashley Tisdale (Bethany Pearson), Robert Hoffman (Ricky), Kevin Nealon (Stuart Pearson), Austin Robert Butler (Jake), Doris Roberts (Nana)
- Other Crew: John Pace, Don Burgess, Barry Chusid, John Debney
- Country Of Origin: USA, Canada