Mars Needs Moms

2011-04-21 13:21
What it's about:

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 takes on a quest to save his mom – a wild adventure involving stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and challenging 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.
What the critics thought:

"They took a small story, made it complicated and burdensome, filmed some actors performing it, turned those actors into affectless, mechanical cartoons, converted it to 3-D, and dropped it in theaters. Wheeee!"
- Eric D. Snider,

"Talk about setting the bar too low, especially in a movie that kids will be watching."
-Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Mars may need moms, but Earth needs good movies, and this isn't one of them."
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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