Mars Needs Moms
Mom needs a little space.
Take out the trash, eat your broccoli - who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Milo's quest to save his mom involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader. With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble and a rebel Martian girl called Ki, Milo just might find his way back to his mom - in more ways than one.
This is a cute, innocent film. It has a lot of sweet morals about honesty, self-sacrifice, and parents-are-awesome. It promotes traditional two-parent homes, which is refreshing. The art and story are simple but not spectacular, but it's fairly clean. There's a smattering of light content (primarily mild language, weirdly dressed aliens, and a teeny bit of romance), but nothing disturbing. Overall, while it isn't memorable, it's fun.
This was an interesting film.
I watched it as I normally do: not really expecting much from a Disney animated feature. And it's nothing great, but there were some elements that I thought were pretty good.
The story is about Milo, a typical 9-year-old that complains about taking out the trash and avoids broccoli. When his mom is captured by martians, he realizes that he does need her and sets out to rescue her with a total of 6 1/2 earth hours.
Milo's character sees excellent growth, and I really enjoyed watching that. The film also contains some powerful family messages that I was a little surprised to see.
As with all motion-capture animated films, the "behind the scenes" are…
Puisis vārdā Mailo sastrīdās ar mammu un vēlās, lai šo kaut marsieši parautu. Un parauj arī. Puisēns, saprot cik slikts ir bijis un metās mammu atgūt. Tā viņi visi nonāk uz Marsa kuru apdzīvo varen feministiski noskaņotas būtnes kuras komandē kāda veca, nejauka plekste. Filmiņa "visai ģimenei" kategorijā, bet neko spoža nav. Lielajiem par banālu, mazajiem ātri apniks...
Publiqué el 21/03/2011:
En el cine, a punto de ver una película sobre mamás y Marte
(very freudian ;-)
I'll admit I was irritated by the people who shoved this one aside immediately but...I can see why. There is some good premise to this and it comes equipped with the necessary moral of course.
However I have a ton of issues with this one...the humor falls flat, the animation is kind of odd to watch, and I wasn't really fond of the odd hippie essence thrown in. It was cute to begin with but then it just got old fast.
It's a decent kid's movie of course.
Nobody needed this movie.
They tried to make the humans look realistic and they ended up just looking creepy. They should have had them more stylized. The exact same process on the alien characters works flawlessly.
Originally published on March 13, 2011.
If there’s one thing I look for in a contemporary animated family film, it’s an interesting and rich set of characters. Unless the film in question was directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it would be just as unreasonable to expect an unconventional story as it would be to expect less-than-dazzling visuals. These are the confines of the genre. But when there are engaging, sympathetic, unique characters--the hallmarks of great recent works like Ratatouille and How to Train Your Dragon--then said confines can be transcended. Needless to say, Disney’s latest über-expensive animated effort, Mars Needs Moms, stands a boondoggle despite its technically-intensive visual style because the people and creatures that inhabit its world could not be…
Dumb and unfunny
Its sort of strange. The Sci-fi happenings in this film are a little too sophisticated for its small kids oriented Mom premise. Its not surprising that the movie didn't do well. I actually kinda liked it. I think that this movie and John Carter could have been squashed together in some way to make a single really good movie. Oh well. In the end, I thought i was decent, but I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone.
The visuals require a bit of adjustment for the viewer but once you're in, you'll find yourself amazed at it all and then somewhat bored through the most of it since there isn't much going on. It is pretty dark though for a kids flick but the preachy message about "loving your mom" had me cringing quite a bit and the relationship between the man and the alien was interesting but overall creepy.