Studio: 20th Century Fox (1 hr. 34 min.)
Plot: Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
Cast: Voices of Jim Parsons, Rhianna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin
Bottom Line: ***
By Tia Terlaje
“Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons witty voice brings out the delightful humor as the star of DreamWorks newest animation “HOME” directed by Tim Johnson. Along with R&B star Rhianna, “HOME” is enjoyable for kids of all ages.
When Boov aliens invade Earth, lonely Oh (Jim Parsons) a banished Boov, and the last girl on Earth, Tip (Rhianna) create a friendship along their journey around the world. Oh promises Tip to help find her mom (Jennifer Lopez) while escaping the invasion led by Boov Captain Smek (Steve Martin).
During their time together, Oh and Tip compromise differences with teamwork and overcome all the obstacles along the way. The story has a strong ending that may bring a tear and a laugh. The importance of friendship, believing in oneself and keeping a promise are just a few lessons that children will pick up from the film.
Original music from Rhianna can be heard throughout the movie.
This animation is available in 3D, but not worth the price. Although colorful and adventurous, “HOME” lacks the special effects, which is disappointing.
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This column was printed in the May 3, 2015 - May 16, 2015 edition