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Mars Needs Moms – Fave of Our Youth Film Critics

Mars_Needs_Moms_3D.jpgWe all know how well Mars Needs Moms did at the box office. Sometimes, I think you really need to send in a kid to do a kids’ job – that is to review a movie made for kids. Adults just don’t get it. Here are video reviews by 2 of our 8 -year-old youth film critics and, believe me, they loved it! The DVD comes out this week so don’t pass it by, give it the good old family try.”This movie is out of this world literally, because it takes place on Mars, A.K.A The Red Planet. The movie is about a little boy namedMilovoiced by Seth Dusky, who says some pretty mean things to his mom. Before he has a chance to apologize, she is Martian-napped and taken to Mars. He has 6.93 earth hours until sun rise to save her. Does he make it in time!

My favorite part is when Gribble, voiced by Dan Fogler, savesMilo’s mom with the helmet that was meant for his mom. I thought that was very thoughtful. My favorite characters are Gribble, because he’s just simply Gribbletastic. Ki, because she helpsMilo, and she does something that no other Martain has ever done. She stands up to the supervisor. Head of all Martians,Milo, because he realizes that he needs his mom and is determined to do whatever he needs to save her.

I rate this movie 4 out of 5 stars because the Martains are a little scary, especially the supervisor. So for this reason I recommend this movie to kids ages 7 and up.” Reviewed by Ny’Asia Bell, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

“I just finished watching an excellent movie called “Mars Needs Moms.” The movie is about a  oy namedMilowho goes on a big adventure to help save his mom from aliens. The aliens that live on Mars are not very good mothers so they look to Earth to find good mothers to steal.

My favorite characters are Milo,Milo’s mom, and Gribble.  I liked Gribble because he helped Milo get his mother back and he helpsMiloto see how important his mother truly is. My favorite part of the movie is whenMilohas to save his new friend Gribble from the aliens. Gribble gets captured and the aliens are going to shoot him.Miloswings in to save the day and it is awesome.

This movie does have some characters that are bad and try to stopMilofrom saving his mom. The aliens in the uniforms are bad because they listen to the Supervisor. The Supervisor controls everyone and wants everyone to do what she says.

I would recommend this movie for ages three and up. I think depending on what age you are is how you will see this movie. For example, my brother is 5 and he didn’t think the movie was scary at all. I am 8 and I found the movie to be a little scary because it made me think about how sad I would be if I lost my own mother. But don’t worry everything turns out ok in the end! Go out and buy this movie when it comes out on Disney DVD and Blu Ray.

Reviewed by Anthony Aranda, age 8, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

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