It's summer vacation, but the Pearson family kids are stuck at a boring lake house with their nerdy parents. That is until feisty, little, green aliens crash-land on the roof, with plans to conquer the house AND Earth! Using only their wits, courage and video game-playing skills, the youngsters must band together to defeat the aliens and save the world - but the toughest part might be keeping the whole thing a secret from their parents! Featuring an all-star cast including Ashley Tisdale, Andy Richter, Kevin Nealon, Tim Meadows and Doris Roberts, Aliens In The Attic is the most fun you can have on this planet!
In 1987, a group of kids fought our favorite fright figures in the film "Monster Squad." With help from the kind-hearted Frankenstein monster, they overcame the evil plans of Dracula, The Mummy, Wolfman and a Creature From The Black Lagoon-inspired Gillman. In 2009, with help from a kind-hearted alien, a group of kids overcome the evil plans of some bumbling Earth-attacking creatures from another planet in the film "Aliens in the Attic."
In the new movie, they're green, knee-high and family-friendly. In the old days, the youngsters consulted with wiser grown-ups. In today's war of youngsters vs. invaders from another universe, we see high-tech gadgets, cell-phones, paint-ball guns, Matrix-like flying slo-mo kung-fu, modern fireworks, remote-controls and Wii game ingenuity to battle the baddies. These aliens could just as well have been Critters or Munchies or Gremlins or any of those fun but sometimes menacing creatures of celluloid's past. They resemble all of those, though the "good" alien could easily have come from E.T.'s planet.
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A family must protect their vacation home in Michigan from evil aliens before they get killed.
It was interesting to see big stars in a movie of this type. I'm talking about people like Kevin Nealon (SNL), Tim Meadows (the principal in "Mean Girls"), and Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond"). There's an especially funny fight scene with her that makes fun of "The Matrix."
Well, that scene is relatively stupid but compared to the rest of the film it's about the funniest thing. Besides a few belly laughs, the writing is bad. The aliens come into the movie randomly and the story gets too conventional and boring after a short amount of time. The characters are poorly executed by most of the cast and they're poorly developed.
There isn't much to like about the film. Almost everything is bad from the special effects to the music. It's no wonder that this movie was barely being advertised. I wish I could make my review longer but the only thing I have left to say is I only recommend this to young kids, otherwise it is terrible for all audiences.