Mars Needs Moms Directed by: Simon Wells Starring: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler Rating: Not Rated Release Date: March 11, 2011
TRAILER SCORE: 4/10
MY THOUGHTS: Another film with dead-eyed characters from the company that brought you The Polar Express and Disney's A Christmas Carol. They don't look as horrifying but they're still pretty creepy. A boy's mother is abducted and taken to Mars and he goes to save her? Find her? It's unclear. I really like Green, he voices the boy and sounds like a kid though he's definitely not one anymore. But the plot seems reminiscent of the Teri Garr/Jon Lovitz classic Mom and Dad Save the World. The jokes seem pretty clunky too. Why go through the labor and expense of putting together a computer animated film if you're not going to make a good script? The aliens looked kind of cool though, they reminded me a little of 9, which was underrated.
I'm sure they're going for the kiddie crowd, I imagine this will be screening before Tangled this weekend, but I hope this isn't the best trailer they could come up with. With all the animated movies that have been coming out lately, it's sad that only one, maybe two a year are really good. And you know that one of those will be from Pixar.