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Mars Needs Moms

Mars Needs Moms (2011) Movie Poster
  •  USA  •    •  88m  •    •  Directed by: Simon Wells.  •  Starring: Seth Green, Dan Fogler, Joan Cusack, Elisabeth Harnois, Mindy Sterling, Kevin Cahoon, Tom Everett Scott, Jacquie Barnbrook, Matthew Henerson, Adam Jennings, Stephen Kearin, Amber Gainey Meade, Aaron Rapke.  •  Music by: John Powell.
       On Mars, the female babies are nursed by robots while the male babies are dumped in the junkyard under the command of Supervisor. They research Earth and finds that the boy Milo is raised by his Mon with love and discipline. The Martians come to Earth and abduct Mon, to use her brain to instruct the robots about how to raise children. However, Milo slinks into the spaceship and comes to Mars. He meets Gribble, a young man that behaves like a child and together with the hippie Martian Ki and Gribble's friend Wingnut, they try to rescue Mon and bring her back to Earth. But Supervisor will give her best efforts to stop Milo and his friends.

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Image from: Mars Needs Moms (2011)
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Mars needs Mums is a big disappointment of a movie. The main virtue of the film is the excellent visuals and animation. It looks like uber-wow next-generation rotoscopy, because some of the characters look like non-animated, especially Gribble. The film is full-on adventure and has an original story a priori.

Unfortunately, the movie is mostly fluff. The animation is fantastic for sure, but also overly-realistic; I thought they could have used real actors and wouldn't need to animate anything. The characters are simplistic, hollow, and some of them totally annoying. The movie has no tempo, is full-on action from minute five, so the characters aren't given the time to feel anything, to express anything, they are too busy running; viewers feel breathless as well. The Martian society created is all feminine, but depicts women as careless heartless btxes. All of this would have not mattered if the movie had had what I missed the most -- heart, a magic touch. If your mum is kidnapped and you want to rescue her, I want to see you expressing a full range of emotions and feeling something, not just becoming a mechanical super-hero that runs nonstop. The lack of heart could have been mitigated with more humour, with more lightness, but it wasn't funny enough either.

I felt bored and annoyed watching this film, got distracted every five minutes, and disliked most characters. I didn't hate the film. I thought that it was average or somewhat below. The direction and the script were too weak to make a feature film.


Review by Imdbidia from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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