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Escape From Planet Earth

Published in E
Saturday, 30 March 2013 03:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    The blue planet gets a couple of blue invaders.

  • Starring

    Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Ricky Gervais, William Shatner, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Directed by

    Cal Brunker

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Aliens and people get punched, slapped, kicked, knocked over, hit. Monsters and aliens are seen, some scary, some not-so-scary. Eating babies (mentioned). A character jumps off a cliff. A man is burnt by hot coffee. Archive footage of a car crash, train collision, plane crash, and war pictures of marching soldiers, soldiers on horseback carrying weapons. Photographs of famously oppressive world leaders seen. Things get smashed, broken, knocked over. Arguing. Aliens are shot with tranquiliser darts, laser prods. Humans are zapped with lasers. Helicopter, vehicle, aircraft, spacecraft crashes. People are dragged, levitated. A crowd hears that their hero is dead. Dangerous driving, flying. Explosions and explosives. Aliens get electric shocks from a detainment device. Death rays, abduction, probing, flesh-eating, Communism, Bermuda Triangle, dissection, being chopped up and eaten (mentioned). Flame-thrower. Food fight. A substance with nuclear power (bluebonium) is handled. A comet, planet blown up. A woman is restrained by laser beams. Aliens are frozen in liquid chambers. A boy watches his father get crushed by a spaceship. Missiles, tractor beam are fired at an alien spacecraft. Action takes place sky-high; aliens and a human free-fall toward the ground.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. A glove attached to an empty suit appears to grab an alien's bum. Nudity: A nude statue of a couple embracing. A man's clothing is ripped off; only his bare chest is seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). A character collapses from a sugar rush.Aliens and humans are shot with tranquiliser guns.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Outer space, family, brothers, sibling rivalry, loyalty, betrayal, marketing, merchandising, fame, heroism, bravery, capture, imprisonment, xenophobia, Area 51, Roswell, aliens, alien abduction, levitation, power, invention, technology, genius, nuclear warfare, anger management, alien experiments, UFO-spotting, megalomania, conspiracy theories, supersizing, greed, prejudice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cold wintry setting, alien planet setting. Dinosaurs, horses, camels, space-puppy, coyote, tentacles, worms, scorpion. Rockets, spaceships, sparks, fire. Brief use of subtitles. Brief use of blurred and pixellated vision. High aerial points-of-view. Running away from home. Lightning and thunder. Slime, snot. Flash editing creates mild strobe effect. Talking food, flying mouth. Wall display features dead insects, butterflies. Deceased father. Airsickness. Vomiting, hyperventilating. Waterfall. Wedding. Confetti.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Family friendly, feel-good. Pleasant. Good cast. Brightly animated. Droll humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mildly paced. Thin story. Slow start. Predictable. Uninventive. Mildly funny. Sentimental.

Wreck-It Ralph

Published in W
Monday, 25 March 2013 05:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    There's a bit of bad in all of us, and that's good.

  • Starring

    John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling

  • Directed by

    Rich Moore

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    True to his name, Ralph wrecks stuff: buildings, landscapes, vehicles, objects, stadium seating; you name it. During game-play, Ralph gets thrown off a roof. A videogame baddie talks about crushing a skull like a sparrow egg between his thighs. A videogame character pulls a beating heart out of a zombie's chest. Theft, property damage (intentional and accidental). Dangerous driving. Dying in game-play is discussed. Skulls & crossbones are seen. Smashed glass. Arcade game features lots of shooting with futuristic weapons; many Cy-Bugs are shot. Cy-Bugs are zapped by a giant beam. Characters are slapped, punched, kicked, whacked, beaten with police batons. A wedding is interrupted by invaders; groom is eaten. Character covered in icing resembles a swamp monster. Game characters are scattered across the ground when their stadium seating is demolished. A group of bullies smash a racing car. A man is hit several times by a racing kart and a stalactite. A man demolishes a girl's prize possession while she pleads for him to stop. Yelling, raised voices. A man is 'mixed' by a cake-mixer. A man receives burns from splashes of hot lava. People and objects are thrown, catapulted. Visual implication that a girl is destroyed. Killing, execution (mentioned). A baddie tries to force a character to watch his friend die. A man receives an electric shock. Blood/gore: Game characters "die" then reset back to life. Green blood bursts out of Cy-Bugs when shot. Bruising, swelling, missing teeth.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing, derogatory and mocking insults, mimicking. Pee-pee, soiling underwear (mentioned). Main character says "I hate you".

  • THEMES

    Good guys/bad guys, homelessness, rejection, self-acceptance, exclusion, bullying, favouritism, xenophobia, depression, being misunderstood, wanting to prove yourself.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Pant-wetting, puke, vomit (mentioned). Spitting, licking. Cockroach, thousands of robotic bugs. Q*bert language is briefly spoken. An out-of-control aircraft (escape pod) spins and crashes. A character speaks with a lisp. Halitosis. Explosions. A girl talks of being "a mistake".

  • CRITICS LIKE

    80s-era arcade games and 8-bit animation. Plenty of heart. Meticulous attention to detail. Stunning visuals. Sweetly humorous, witty, nostalgic. Great use of soundtrack. Wreckommended for the whole family.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic.