Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Home Visits Detroit + Movie Review

Photos Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Detroit Field Office
HOME™ & © 2015 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. 
HOME (In 3D): When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
Starring the voices of Jim ParsonsRihannaSteve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez.
Directed by Tim Johnson.
Opened in Real D 3D and Digital 3D on Friday, March 27, 2015.
(DREAMWORKS ANIMATION) Rated PG.
Cool display at MJR Troy & toys at Target.
I had the chance to take my 8-year-old daughter to an early screening of Home last week. She was begging to see this movie after seeing the trailer for months. We saw it in 3D, but I'm sure it would be just as good at a regular showing. 

It starts out with the aliens moving all the people of Earth to an island. Then they take over their homes, deciding what is useful or not. Soon you meet a little girl that is all alone. She teams up with the alien Oh, in order to find her mom. He is hiding from the other aliens. There is also another "bad guy" alien somewhere in outer space that is trying to find all the Boov. 

Even though my daughter was laughing at the funny moments, there is a sad part near the end that actually made her cry. So, if you have a sensitive child I would keep that in mind. It does have a happy ending and nothing scary happens, so it is appropriate for all ages. Overall my daughter enjoyed it and now she wants stuffed toy versions of the cartoon characters.

They show all of the cute and funny parts in the trailer, so don't watch any clips if you want to be surprised. One thing I didn't like is when they played music over one of the important moments. It was strange hearing a song instead of the characters interactions. 

I would recommend that you go see it during a matinee showing or when it goes to the dollar theater. It would also be a good one to wait for on Blu-ray/Dvd.

You can find out more info. & buy tickets at these links:
http://www.meettheboov.com
http://www.dreamworks.com/home
https://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksHome