is DreamWorks latest animated comedy by Tim Johnson, starring Steve Martin, Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez & Matt Jones. The movie is based on The True Meaning of Smekday a novel by Adam Rex.
Premise: When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh. The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Review: The movie started with short history of the Boov’s adventures to find a home, which basically is the short film released a few years ago, but the film itself is different from what the marketing made it out to be.
From the trailers and the short film, I thought that Oh (Jim Parsons) was running from his fellow Boov – which he is – after making one too many mistakes and landed on Earth while he was running away from them, causing all the Boov to come to Earth because they were looking for him but that’s not the case. The movie went in a complete different route, either the studio changed the story-line at the last minute or I saw another movie because the trailers was for an alternate movie not the one I saw.
So the movie was confusing for a little while but it doesn’t change the fact that the Oh and Tip grow on you, the little Boov Oh, like his counterparts, is quirky, a bit silly, and sometimes funny. The Boovs may not be as funny but they are as endearing as the Minions. Home is solely destined for kids though, the jokes and gags are aimed to please them, and after a few minutes you know exactly where the story is going. The message “accepting people for who they are” may not be original but for a kids’ movie it’s never a bad idea to remind them that being different is OK.
Home is fun to watch and could be a nice afternoon trip to the movie theaters with your young kids, nieces and nephews. How did you like though?