Great Animation, adventure and comedy . (by Open-mindedMuslimWoman)
Assalum Alaykum.This is a great animation,adventure and comedy movie. I am not surprised it is number 1 in most countries around the world.Escaping from their enemy the Gorgs, the Boov have found a new planet to call home, Earth. Guided by Captain Smek Steve Martin , they start their friendly invasion of the planet, relocating the humans to other parts of the planet while the Boov inhabit their homes.In this movie the series of incidents are great from the beginning to the very end and believe me all the scenes are wonderful,the adventure is pleasing and the comedy is totally <more>
entertaining.The lovely surprise is that the great singer Rihanna acts in it.
I saw this movie today with the kiddies. I would say it is a really solid movie. It is the story of an unlikely friendship that forms when an outcast alien meets a sassy little girl on a mission to find her mom. I think the story is well thought out and there are many hidden life "gems" noted within. The theme of judging others sticks out as well as themes of "being yourself" and learning from your mistakes. It is a little predictable but I think all adults feel that way about children's movies. The acting was good and surprisingly Rihanna did very good I had my <more>
doubts about that . The kids loved it and laughed a lot. They also enjoyed the music a lot and that is really what it is all about. I would recommend it for families.
An Excellent Adventure with some good lessons to learn (by tomas1810)
I had not really high expectations on an animated movie, my son would probably enjoy something like this way more than me I thought. Huge Fail. The movie was from the beginning great and not only for kids. It is a feel-good movie for all ages. It is about family , friendship and that being different or just being yourself is not a bad thing at all. I found the movie throughout entertaining and very often funny.The Boov's are just too funny in particular Steve Martin as the voice of Captain Smek, whose firm leadership of the Boov people is undermined by his ridiculous fascination with <more>
human artifacts such as bubble wrap . He reminded me partially on King Julien from the Penguins of Madagascar.But even if you are not touched by the great story you will certainly love the Soundtrack. The whole movie was perfectly set and is for me the best Dreamworks movie since a long time. Take your kids and watch it on the big screen, they will love it! and you too, guaranteed.Verdict: A great story meets perfect cast and nothing can go wrong on this alien/ human road trip movie.
This was one of those kids movies that moved along at an entertaining pace and kept the adults interested as well. The humor is generally light but consistent and the soundtrack to this film was actually pretty cool too Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, providing voices to two of the characters, sing some of the danceable tunes on the soundtrack . Jim Parsons is great as Oh, the misfit alien who just wants to make friends but comes up short in the ranks of his regimented, antisocial species. Steve Martin also lends his voice as the hilarious but clueless leader of Oh's people, who decide Earth <more>
looks like a nice place to live, despite the little fact that it already has a native population us . The forced relocation of the human population to "happy human towns" results in Tip Rihanna going on a quest to find her lost mom Lopez is the gist of this sweetly funny movie and it's worth seeing, kids and adults alike.
I very rarely, if ever, post reviews of films, but having seen this today I really wanted to say how fantastic this film is.I have been waiting for this film for years, ever since I first heard about it. The trailer looked great, but I was a bit worried my expectations may be a bit high. Most of the critics' reviews seem to rank it as pretty mediocre, one for kids only, lacking in laughs, etc.I have to admit I was a little concerned at first: Home starts off pretty slowly though the animation is fantastic throughout . But once it gets going there are plenty of laugh out loud jokes, and <more>
they are delivered brilliantly by Rihanna and Jim Parsons. Home gets better and better as it goes on, but I spent the whole film with a smile on my face and left the cinema in such a good mood.In addition it has a great soundtrack produced by and primarily performed by Rihanna.This is one of the best animated films I've ever seen and seems to have been really under-rated by the critics. I highly recommend it.
Logical and sensitive Oh: a wacky apocalyptic story of hope and friendship (by Yelitza-screenwriting-student)
From the start, I cared about Oh. You will love him! His expressive face and his show-my-emotion chameleon colors, his misfortune, clumsiness, and naive-ways gets him into trouble. We pity Oh - he's an alienated alien. And this is what's fascinating about Oh: we care about him and his journey of growth and discovery. When Oh meets Gratuity Tucci, his transformation begins. Eventually Oh behaves like a human-Boov or Boov-human? and Gratuity-Tucci learns to tolerate and even appreciate the Boov Oh.Overall, Home was more about drama than laughter. Somewhat funny! But it is truly <more>
moving. The film is an adaptation of the middle-grade novel, "The true meaning of Smekday," by Adam Rex. The main focus is the gradual understanding between Oh and the left-behind girl, Gratuity-Tucci. Nonetheless, Home promises to be a silly explosion of science-fiction, colorful wackiness and imaginative alien devises. But behind all that, there's a sensitive subject of invasion, abduction, war, threat of extinction, the clash of cultures, humans taken to reservations or happy concentration camps in this case , and the triumph of human virtue. Serious! The synergy of Heart and logic is more powerful than logic alone. Scenes-wise, I love the fixing-up-the-car, which is one hilarious moments, literally dripping with creativity! I also like the visuals of what the Boov considers "useless," and how they "remove" such items. Another great scene is the joke scene - so sweet and cute! But the most memorable scene is when Oh finds out that he doesn't have to run away if the probability of success is less than 50%: there's always hope, as Gratuity-Tucci teaches him. I also love the scene when Oh discovers the significance of human boding: family love. Oh determines that Tip's condition is that of a "Sad-mad," girl, because she misses her mother and she hates the Boov for what they have done to her Planet. In the end, Oh unearths his true heart, and through his goodness and logic he becomes a key player in the Human-Boov-Gorg conflict. Gratuity Tucci's character shines with forgiveness and kindness and she's smart! And another discovery that Oh makes is when he realizes that this "humansgirl" accepts mistakes as part of being humans...This is an epiphany to Oh. I love the character growth!About the performance: The choice of Jim Parsons to play the voice of Oh is perfect. Parsons already plays a very logical scientist that behaves more like a robot than a person Big Bang Theory TV show . Rihanna also is a great match for Gratuity-Tucci: feisty, playful, sentimental, and strong-willed. Jennifer Lopez pours some great emotion and attitude into her Gratuity-Tucci's mother character as well! Stories between an alien and an earthling are not new: remember the classic TV-show "My favorite Martian?" The movies ET? Echo? Planet 51? Terra? Even Distric 9 shares some elements with Home. But what's new about Home? It's all about its true meaning: the discovery of hope and friendship and forgiveness and its life-changing consequences. One more thing, Oh also reminds me of Beegu: a lovable alien character in a children's picture book written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon.Perhaps Home won't make you laugh as much, but it will give topics to think and talk about, all amidst bubbly and silly entertainment! And you will smile and get teary-eyed at the end...Home is strong storytelling: it will touch your heart! Cheers!
This is as simple as genial movie for all the family. Its impossible don't remember Alf or ET, mostly Alf for the laugh, its a great comedy whit very good moments to remember and enjoy forever. I really like the main character, and the cats!! At the end of the movie the people claps.. And me too! The 3 d is simple and and perfect for me the best scenes are when the cats walk trough the city! And the Eiffel moments . The girl is lovely, and the chats, the dialogs between them are very attractive to keep. The kids love them and mostly all kind of people too. The music is OK... Not the best <more>
for me, but its OK. And of course, the second parts it will be coming soon!
The ending might be predictable, but there's nothing predictable about the way we get there (by ayoreinf)
It's another proof that well written characters can do wonders for a movie. I sometimes think that in certain movies there's nothing more important than the way the characters are written. Basically this cute and almost predictable story, is the Dreamworks way of telling us what they think is being human all about. It has only four and a half characters, but the way this story was written it makes sense. And as my title says, though often predictable - it's Hollywood one has to expect some predictability - the way we get to the predictable bits, is always original, and that's <more>
not all that simple. So I like the characters, I think the story has a point, I don't think the predictable bits hurt it too much. I also like the acting, I was positively surprised by Rihanna, who sounds like a kid without making us or at least without making me feel like she's an adult pretending to be one. I also loved Jim Parsons, though it could be argued that he's almost an alien in his breakthrough role at BBT. He's perfect as a would be real alien learning about being human. Steve Martin also repeats other roles he already did, but none of this matters. The entire concoction works, it's funny and moving when it should be, and it's not pretending to be anything more than good fun.I like good unpretentious fun, I think we should get more of it.
Home of the Adorable, Kid Friendly, Fun (by rgkarim)
When you think of Jim Parsons what comes to mind? Most likely it is Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang theory, as this character become one with the young actor. This weekend, Mr. Parsons has lent his voice talents to the latest animated movie entitled Home that is sure to be a delight for your young ones. This tale is about an alien named Oh Jim Parsons , who is united with a human girl named Tip Rihanna while running from his people. What adventures will ensue in this latest computer generated quest? Read on to find out. If I had to sum up this movie in one word it would be adorable. Names <more>
like Oh, Tip, and Pig are just the surface of the theme of this movie. In what is sure to be the next wave of plush animals, Home contains colorful, cute characters with big eyes, adorable smiles, and cherubic designs. Little kids will love the explosion of rather bright colors in a world that looks very similar to something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Many in my audience loved the Boovs, the aliens essentially walking mood rings that changed from purple to various colors depending on their emotion at the time. Others loved the fat cat named Pig, whose curly tail and rotund form had little girls pining to own a "Pig" of their own, poor parents. Yet despite the adorable presentation, Home surprisingly has a good emotional spectrum spread in the short 94 minute run time. A majority of the movie is indeed silly fun, where Oh's childish antics and experimentation with Earth objects had both young and young at heart laughing. Eating urinal cakes, potty humor, and slapstick stumbles had everyone, including myself, laughing at the fun this movie was. For the more adult humor group, there aren't too many hidden jokes in this film i.e. Shrek , but there are some clever puns and references in the tale that I think will get a chuckle out of you. Fun aside, Home also has a combination of happiness, sadness and love. Happiness is the dominant emotion of the movie, and the cast promotes a positive message of hope, kindness, and fun that kept me smiling. Those feelings were occasionally extinguished when the sadder moments hit. In particular when Oh was shunned by his society, despite his good intentions, I could feel my heart breaking at the relatable situations Oh and I share. Fortunately an awkward guy like m loved seeing he and Tip promoting friendship, and promoting the concepts of truth, loyalty, and kindness to have a successful friendship. Sure there were moments this tale got preachy, but the theatrical magic helped taper the cheesiness down, while still keeping the lesson. All of these great qualities would be nothing though without the voice acting to bring these digital characters to life. Parsons in particular steals the show, integrating Sheldon in both mannerisms and vocal context into Oh. The little alien has all the qualities of our physics genius, and brings plenty of the familiar laughs we fell in love with years ago. Rihanna on the other hand was okay. The songstress's voice sounded too out of place on a young girl. She didn't have Parsons' finesse and thus didn't bring the edge others brought to the movie. Oh well, they got some plot elements and a soundtrack from her involvement, the latter adding a little extra to the film.. As for Steve Martin, his voice fit well for an egotistical leader, and had a nice delivery to make me laugh, though his character's creative use of mundane objects was funnier. The final things to report are the animation and story. Home's design team did a great job with their work. Characters flowed, lights flashed in a sea of color, and the world was a beautiful, albeit cartoony, piece of work. The story though is very formulaic though, lacking little twist or surprise that I was hoping to see. The tale is definitely designed with kids in mind, and what little suspense that exists is not that thrilling, but more humorous. Home is a great family movie that I feel most audiences will enjoy. The cute characters, colorful world, and fun adventure are all elements I feel will rope your little ones in and the great animation will keep them locked on the screen. While the story is not the most engaging, and they rely heavily on Parsons to make the movie, Home is just a movie to have a good time with. I recommend catching this movie in theaters in the near future, especially for a family night out. My scores are: Animation/Adventure/Comedy: 8.0 Movie Overall: 7.5