Ok so everyone has those DUH moments right? This is what happened to the kids and I when we sat down to watch Mars Needs Moms. My husband said that the XBox360 played Blu-Ray Discs. I don’t know for sure if that is the case but Buddy popped in the disc and it would not read. After finally sitting down to watch this with the family I was disappointed. So instead I hopped on the computer and rented a copy from our local Publix. Nick and I drove down to get it. Nick took care of popping the rented DVD in the Xbox. Buddy got it all ready and it said open tray. It wasn’t reading the DVD. I couldn’t believe our luck. Until one of the boys noticed that Nick took out the Blu-Ray disc and forgot to actually put in the rented disc. Funny huh? Well that isn’t even the best part. As we began to watch the movie I knew the voice of the mother was familiar to me and it was driving me crazy. I finally figured it out on my own (Joan Cusak) and wanted to confer with the box to make sure. I pick up the box and right at the top it says…
So I think to myself that is a plus right? I open the box and look at the boys and just start laughing. I showed them that the box contained both a Blu-Ray and a DVD version of the movie. Here’s your sign!
So now that you have had a little laugh I will get on to the movie. I thought the movie was cute. I love how they made the people resemble the actors. I could see the mannerisms of Joan Cusak in the mother when she walked and talked. The little boy looked just like Seth Green. I love the basis of the movie which is that children don’t think they need their parents when in all reality they really do. It was heart warming watching the realization come over Milo (the boy) during the movie.
The graphics were good, of course I’ve always enjoyed these types of movies. There were some funny parts in the movie but I would have loved a little more. My 5 year old daughter watched the whole movie with us so it was enough to keep her attention. Their favorite part was Milo sliding down the trash chute, everyone said it looked like fun. Overall Mars Needs Moms was definitely a family movie and an acceptable movie to watch with your children. If you have yet to see the trailer you can see it right here!
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Shibley Smiles Opinions:
Appropriate Age: Shibley Smiles feels this movie is good for ages 6 and older.
Recommendation: This is a good wholesome movie that you can sit and watch with your children, the rating of PG is good though I’m not sure why it is not G. However there are times I miss things that others notice.
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