Mars Needs Moms Movie Reviews

Mars Needs Moms

Mars Needs Moms

Release Date: Mar 11, 2011

Genre: AnimationAction/Adventure

Rating: (PG)

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  • 4
    I read many discouraging reviews before I saw the
    movie--yet it exceeded my expectations+some. I get male
    reviewers complaints--it is not usual action-only with impossible bind or conflict fare meant get get their main (male) demographic in. But I took three boys and they really liked it. (I got some extra hugs and kisses at bedtime after--that alone was worth the ticket prices. I think this is a good movie for family members who already value each other and so, we understand THAT LOVE THING the characters learn
    about together. It is a relief to have a movie GET IT too.
    More, everyone in my theater cheered and
    clapped at the end. This will be a keeper on DVD. PS If we want them to flourish we must give new technologies a chance to get the
    the kinks worked out before we pile on the pioneers
    willing to be the ones to do that risky ground
    breaking work. Even talky and color filming took a while
    to reach its peak performance and for audiences to adjust.
    I think the creepy feeling in the movie was intentional
    and smoothed out to a warmer feel--as did the characters.
  • 2
    Creepy. That's the word that keeps going through my mind when I think of Mars Needs Moms. I am not a fan of the motion-capture technology that this movie employs, and it clouds everything I think about this movie. Not that I would have liked it anyway.
    On Mars, kids are raised by robots. One Earth mom is brought to Mars so that her motherly instincts can be put into the bots. 9-year old Milo's mom is the one taken, and he goes to Mars to get her back. Wait, did I say 9-year old? Did I mention the 9-year old was played by Seth Green, who is a month older than I am, and I'm nowhere near 9.
    And that's the main problem. This movie is all about approximations. The script takes concepts, jokes and characters that worked in other movies and plops them down here in a jumble that doesn't work at all. And then there's the animation. It makes me shudder every time I think about it. It's just creepy. Film is a visual medium, and if you can't get paste what the film looks like, what's the point of seeing it in the first place?
  • 4
    I’m always a fan of animated films. They always look so cool and usually have a good message associated with them. This movie is no different and I very much enjoyed it. Mars Needs Moms is directed by Simon Wells and animated by some of the same animators that helped make Polar Express as visually awesome as it was. This film was also made in 3D, which added that much more coolness to the visuals. Mars Needs Moms was heart warming and uplifting. It was fun to watch and I can imagine entire families enjoying it. It was a light-hearted movie since there were no underlying meaning behind the film, basically Mars needed moms. The dead simple premise makes it easy for kids any age to watch. The movie was also good for grownups because there are several references the movie makes to other older films. Overall I enjoyed this movie and would suggest it to others.
  • 3
    Mars Needs Moms is an animated film about, well, the planet Mars that needs moms. Directed by Simon Wells and based off of a cartoonist’s kids morality tale, the movie is made for kids. The problem with the film is that it really had no soul. Even with the spectacular 3D graphics and colors the movie just felt like it was lacking. As I said, the movie really did have great graphics with some of the same people who made Polar Express, which was amazing visually. The movie had some cute moments and some funny moments as well. The characters were likable and I can see kids relating to them. The story also had many good morals that it taught, which was a nice thing to see nowadays. After seeing Rango recently and PIxar films in the past, it’s hard to fully enjoy animated films that aren’t on the same level. This is a great movie for a family to go see to spend an evening but I don’t think it will be winning any awards.
  • 2
    I did not like this animation and i do not recommend seeing it. The story was very much anti-feminist and i really did not appreciate that, it also send a wrong message to the children that the obedient children are more likely to loose their mothers to the Martians. The characters looked waxy and were not able to portray emotions very well. The Martian landscape is amazing and imaginative but it does not make up for the lack of plasticity in the faces of the characters. The film did not have any heart and that is the most important thing in any movie. Overall, I do not recommend seeing this animation because it is not entertaining enough and sends wrong messages to the children.
  • 3
    This is an animated film for children(and adults i guess) that is directed by Simon Wells and borrow the voices of Joan Cusack, Joan Cusack, and Dan Fogler. The film was funny and cute and entertaining and i had a really good time watching it. Visually the film is absolutely amazing and I was amazed how far the technology has come, I do think that the faces looked a bit stiff however, especially mother’s face. I also thought that the film was a bit too long. Overall, it is a good film to see with your family.
  • 3
    This is an animation made by by ImageMovers and features voices of Seth Green, Dan Fogle and Joan Cusack. I thought that the film was alright and I do recommend seeing in the theaters with your children. The story was cute but pretty predictable and the aliens did not look original or different from any other movies featuring aliens. The film is pretty awesome visually, except the mother who looked very unrealistic and very plastic. I think the children would like this film but I do not recommend seeing it if you are older than nine or ten. I did laugh couple of times and I was entertained through most of the film(which i think is way too long) but I still think that my money could have been spent on a better film than this.

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