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Aliens in the Attic

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Aliens in the Attic

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/31/09
performer:
Ashley Tisdale
director:
John Schultz
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg
genre:
Kids and Family, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Parents, start your minivans: Aliens in the Attic is a pointless but ultimately harmless family adventure that doesn’t mentally assault the 12-and-over set. (Extra points for being 100 percent fart-joke-free). A band of scrappy space gremlins face off against a group of teen and tween cousins (including High School Musical‘s Ashley Tisdale) in a turf war over a Midwestern summer rental home. The E.T.s are after some kind of sci-fi device buried underneath the basement; the kids just want to make sure their clueless folks don’t get tagged by the aliens’ mind-control gizmos. The ensuing war of the worlds is waged with weapons as fearsome as a bubble blower, a skateboard, and a sort of anti-gravity grenade that, frankly, looks like a lot of fun. B-

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