Mars Needs Moms!

Mars Needs Moms!

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Mars Needs Moms!

Disney animated sci-fi adventure about a young boy who gains a deeper appreciation for his mum after Martians come to Earth to take her away. Produced by Robert Zemeckis (A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express), using motion-capture technology. Based on the book by Berkeley Breathed.

Milo's (Seth Green, Family Guy) mother has been abducted by extraterrestrials who want to steal her 'mum-ness' for their own young. Milo stows away on a spaceship, navigates an elaborate, multi-level planet and takes on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling, Austin Powers). On his quest, he is helped by a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler, Balls of Fury) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki.

2011Rating: PG, Contains Low level violence90 minsUSA
AdaptationAdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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A modestly enjoyable performance-capture creation bearing the unmistakable imprint of producer Robert Zemeckis

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Total Film

Total Film

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Don’t be put off by the title. Wells harnesses 3D mo-cap wizardry for a children’s adventure that balances storytelling and sci-fi.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It seems that it's time to admit that dressing actors in LED-studded catsuits, asking them to give performances on sterile white sets and handing the results to a team of computer animators is not a way to make a good movie.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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An animated comedy involving Martians kidnapping Earth's mothers that is pretty much devoid of entertaiment or wit...

2.0
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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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Good message packed in plastic...

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The three most important things in movies are story, story, story so the movie never comes off as the considerable achievement it truly is.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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An uninvolving mo-cap adventure that's well below par. Marvin the Martian would be unhappy to share his planet with this bunch.

2.0
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Went into this with high hopes and left disappointed. Rather boring.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A modestly enjoyable performance-capture creation bearing the unmistakable imprint of producer Robert Zemeckis

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Don’t be put off by the title. Wells harnesses 3D mo-cap wizardry for a children’s adventure that balances storytelling and sci-fi.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It seems that it's time to admit that dressing actors in LED-studded catsuits, asking them to give performances on sterile white sets and handing the results to a team of computer animators is not a way to make a good movie.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An animated comedy involving Martians kidnapping Earth's mothers that is pretty much devoid of entertaiment or wit...

2.0
0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Good message packed in plastic...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The three most important things in movies are story, story, story so the movie never comes off as the considerable achievement it truly is.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An uninvolving mo-cap adventure that's well below par. Marvin the Martian would be unhappy to share his planet with this bunch.

2.0
0

Went into this with high hopes and left disappointed. Rather boring.

2.0
0