Movie Review: G-Force

Movie Review: G-Force

Summary: Specially trained guinea pigs are saving the world from Leonard Saber, a billionaire who has plans for destruction with home appliances that morph into killing machines.

Published July 24, 2009

gforceSummary : Specially trained guinea pigs are saving the world from Leonard Saber, a billionaire who has plans for destruction with home appliances that morph into killing machines.

Review : Kids' movies are always tough to review.  How much of a pass does a movie that is designed to entertain the kids get ?  Of course a movie should be critiqued on the basis of whether it did its job for the audience or the demographic. This is the reason why I gave My Bloody Valentine 3D a good review; for horror fans, the flick did its campy, gory job.  Is G-Force incredibly smart, unique, or memorable? No. In the list of amazing Disney films for kids, G-Force is one of the most disposable.  Yes, the film is a joyride for children, but even a child can use a little dose of plot. Once upon a time, kids' movies were fun and flashy, but still written well.

The producer, Jerry Bruckheimer , and the director, Hoyt Yeatman , created a glossy flick that appeals to the senses of kids who need bright images and explosions to keep their attention. G-Force is loud, colorful and stuffed with cute one-liners that only a child could love.

There is a solid cast of voices like Nicolas Cage , Penelope Cruz and recent Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan . Cruz is a sexy guinea pig looking for a significant other. Morgan is “Blaster,” the guinea with all the zingers and consistent punchlines.

Plot-wise, well, G-Force doesn’t really have one, but it’s a film about rodents -- however, I could tell more interesting stories about New York City rodents terrorizing Manhattan on the daily than this vermin tale.  For the poor adults who are forced to see this movie, it’ll be like slipping a Valium... prepare to nap for 88 minutes or get some work done on your BlackBerry.  Overall, a solid kids' movie, but G-Force doesn’t transcend its audience and I don't think it wants to -- this is no Finding Nemo .

G-Force is in theaters today.

Click here for our interview with Tracy Morgan .

Written by Clay Cane

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