A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the government shuts them down and they are sentenced to a pet shop. Can they escape to defeat the villain and save the world?
Ok I am going to pick this apart. The only thing this had going for it was that the guinea pigs were interesting. They were animated ok and you grow fond of them. But here is the problem. The voice overs. Only some of them fit. Penelope Cruz and Tracy Morgan fit for their guinea pig characters and were funny. Steve Buscemi played a hamster and was very funny. Sam Rockwell was the lead guinea pig. I just cannot picture him as a lead for a children movie. Also the last guinea pig was a weakling and a big baby. The voice was Jon Favreau. This made no sense. Then Nicolas Cage showed he has no voice talent and plays a mole. He changes his voice for the role, and it is horrible. The actual live cast was all off also. I just couldn't picture Zach Galifianakis in his role and Will Arnett as a bad guy was a bit off too. I am not sure if they were just taking a chance with this cast, or they couldn't find anyone to go for it. The story wasn't even really that good and what they wanted as a twist ending just twisted your nerves because it was done actually pretty bad. Too bad this movie was not better.
I went to go see this movie with my grandmother and my little sister, mainly because my little sister really badly wanted to go see it. It is a very funny movie, and the mice, hamsters, and especially guinea pigs were extremely adorable-any kid would enjoy it. The mole wasn't very cute though, but I think the producers were trying to make the mole ugly. It is trying to get the message that you are special and unique in your own way, and I think it is pretty obvious. The movie is very UNpredictable-I didn't expect alot of the things that happened to happen. It was all around a good movie. The ginea pigs are trying to stop the mole from destroying the world. He somehow activated weapons in common house-hold appliances,[ovens, microwaves, blenders, coffee-makers, washing machines, ect.] and at the same time, they are all going to come to life and attack the people. It's obvious that "G-Force" stands for "Ginea Pig Force", which is very cute. The ginea pigs think they're "all that" and "the most cool, secret-agent, best animals in the world", and the guy they work for finally tells them that they are just normal ginea pigs. Like one ginea pig's mother abandoned it because it was the smallest of the litter, and the FBI rescued it and used him as something to help the government. Thru a good 30 minutes of the movie they are at a pet store called "Elia's Pet Shop". And they see how the mice, hamsters, and ginea pigs in a pet store live like. It isn't bad, except for they don't have any secret spy equitment, and they tell them that they can't do anything, and they are normal, averyday average ginea pigs, and that they are cool because they have all these cool gadgets. One of the ginea pigs is obese, and obsessed with food. The obese ginea pig farts all the time, too. And when they are in their ginea-pig ball cars, the fat one farts and the fart is stuck in that small area and is stinks extra bad, and he asks if they can roll down the windows. Later on in the movie, he walks into a microwave to get a piece of chocolate cake, knowing that any minute the mole could activate all household appliances to come to life and attack whoever they see first. It turns out is was a trap, and he is stuck in the microwave and all the other ginea pigs have to save him, mostly because the microwave is cooking him. It was a nice movie. Thanks!
At The Movies
G-Force (G) * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
James Bond, watch out! New kids on the block have four legs and attitude in G -Force, a delightful kid romp from Walt Disney Pictures now striking the right chord at Tinseltown. The Park Theatre, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City cites around B.C. Heavyweight producer Jerry Bruckheimer (The Rock) leaves all his police series behind to launch a hip flick about some renegade critters out to save civilization.
History is full of men (and women) who want to rule the world. Hot to take over the globe is a sly British entrepreneur who goes by the name Saber. Out to stop him is a renegade division of the F.B.I. headed by Ben, a bureaucrat not quite in the league of 007Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s Q.
BenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ace in the hole is a bunch of talking rodents with considerable attitude. Each of these pigs has special qualities that make them suitable for very dangerous covert operations. Their task is quite simple: stop SaberÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s devious plans. Nothing comes easy for the G- Force members as their superiors are not exactly pleased with their progress so far. Kids, however, will delight at the snappy humour, the cuteness of the scenario and those marvelous spy toys that will make you believe.
Director Hoyt Yeatman earned his stripes in the film business as a visual effects maestro and you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help but feel at ease when these four legged creations take off on their mission. Apart from the whole stupidity of the situation there actually is some warmth to the proceedings as the team faces not only the evil minions of Saber, a madman in the classic Dr. No and Goldfinger tradition, but also they must confront F.B.I superiors not thrilled with the whole exercise.
Fresh off a dyanamite performance in the most profitable picture of the year, The Hangover, comes Zach Galifianakis who continues his rise to star status as Ben, the disheveled leader of this pack of freedom fighters. Fellow comic Bill Arnett (Semi-Pro) is an absolute hoot as by the book agent Kip Killian with suave and debonair Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s End) cool under the collar as lead bad guy Saber.
Atmosphere takes off in G -Force with hip dialogue, a sly love interest and juvenile humour that adults too will get a kick out of. Save the day fare is common in action flicks. Not so common are cute and cuddly animals who manage to tangle with forces of evil. Quick pacing, a ridiculous storyline, the most wacky and stupid weapon ever conceived to take over the world all combine to spell a good time for kids with adults clandestinely grinning with the over the top zaniness of the whole situation. Who would have ever thought that 89 minutes of such nonsense could be so endearing Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and inventive too.
Shot in Real-D, the effects here look good and those images coming at you contribute to the fun in this fantasy bout that mixes real actors with talking animals. Yes, we all know this type of movie has been done before with those cute and cuddly animals. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all fun nevertheless thanks to smart production values and that sense of danger, an element that works this time fairly successfully. Elements of Ã¢â‚¬Å“seriousÃ¢â‚¬Â action fare like Arnold SchwarzeneggerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s True Lies also form as somewhat of a basis for parts of the plot but, hey, when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re talking (and believing) about talking pigs anything goes. After all, allÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fair in love and war and kicking you know what at the box office. G-Force rocks and provides a good time for kids and the child in all of us.
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