Aliens in the Attic

Directed By: John Schultz Starring: Kevin Nealon Robert Hoffman

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Product Overview

A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 212199104
UPC 024543610960
UPC 14 00024543610960
Format DVD
Release Date 3/29/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Alien Invasions
Aliens
Animated Characters
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Theatrical Release
Vacations
Editors Note
Note In this action-driven animated comedy, families on vacation discover that aliens have taken up residence in their attic. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL's Ashley Tisdale stars.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "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." 07/31/2009
Hollywood Reporter "[ALIENS IN THE ATTIC] is mostly tongue-in-cheek and takes good advantage of digital effects and an athletic cast to make the action virtually nonstop." 08/05/2009
Los Angeles Times "[T]he movie belongs to Robert Hoffman. Playing Tisdale's two-faced boyfriend, Hoffman, a classically trained dancer, literally throws himself into the scenes..." 08/03/2009
Variety "Directed at an appropriately brisk pace....The vocal talents -- particularly Thomas Haden Church as the belligerent Tazer and Josh peck as the lovable Sparks -- are well cast." 07/31/2009
Directors
John Schultz
Actors
Kevin Nealon
Robert Hoffman
Cast & Crew
Kevin Nealon - Star
Robert Hoffman - Star
Doris Roberts - Star
Tim Meadows - Star
Ashley Tisdale - Star
Mark Burton - Screenwriter
Adam F. Goldberg - Screenwriter
Mark Burton - Story
Barry Josephson - Producer
John Schultz - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00024543610960
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 86 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource The Onion A.V. Club
Review Given its particularly aggressive blend of wackiness and inoffensiveness, Aliens In The Attic could pass for a Disney movie of a long-ago decade, with just two exceptions: the reliance on special effects, and the way the kids take center stage. Aliens has all the modern "kids rule, adults drool" mentality of Home Alone or Spy Kids, but the broad acting, hammy physical comedy, and relentlessly G-rated language would be at home in a Don Knotts vehicle or a Herbie The Love Bug movie...Carter Jenkins stars as a gawky, ineffectual pill of a teenager who's evidently smart, but tanking at school, for transparent reasons destined to come out in a rush of emotion when the film needs a little extra conflict. His many frustrations include his too-perfect sister Ashley Tisdale (the High School Musical series' villainous Sharpay) and her smugly duplicitous boyfriend (Step Up 2 The Streets heartthrob Robert Hoffman), but really, his problem is that he's at that age where everything and everyone seems exhaustingly lame, and the only way to rise above the lameness is by loudly rejecting everything...Unfortunately, he loses that luxury when a quartet of klutzy but murderous CGI aliens descends on the rental home where his extended family (including obnoxious single-dad uncle Andy Richter and a crowd of cousins) is vacationing. When the aliens implant a mind-control device in Hoffman's neck and turn him into a flailing living weapon, the kids realize their parents, grandma, and local cop Tim Meadows are all in danger of a similar fate. Since the device doesn't work on the younger set, it's up to them to fight back with makeshift weapons and youthful cleverness...Adults will likely find Aliens pretty tiresome, given that there isn't much going on but kiddie-power validation and slapstick humor, though Hoffman's remote-controlled-robot act is agreeably game, and a Stephen Chow-esque martial-arts face-off between him and similarly remote-controlled granny Doris Roberts is fairly diverting. But at least the film doesn't go out of its way to insult anyone's intelligence, and apart from the occasional crotch-focused attack, it's about the cleanest kids' adventure around, short of a Walden Media production. Like those mild old Disney comedies of the '60s and '70s, it seems perfectly content with being a harmless distraction.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Tasha Robinson
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joe Leydon, Variety ...the vocal talents particularly, Thomas Haden Church as the belligerent Tazer and Josh Peck as the lovable Sparks, are well cast.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter Amusing family comedy...

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