OK… I am NOT the only one who LOVED this movie – when most of the critics (for some insane reason) did not…
I made the MEME above but there are plenty of others out there…
In case you haven’t seen the critical reviews… or looked at rotten tomatoes, let me just sum up and say – critics did not enjoy “HOME” and they’re giving Dreamworks a really hard time for even making this FANTASTIC movie!
I suppose I can understand that…
The movie market right now is filled with all of these feel-bad, world-ending, life-after-war-is-horrible type movies and the feel-good, never-lose-Hope, LIFE-and-FAMILY-are-worth-EVERYTHING message contained in “Home” might just be a bit over their heads at the moment.
So here are a few things I LOVED about “HOME”
Family IS the heart of the entire movie!
HOPE is the thing Tip holds onto no matter what – and she translates that to Oh as well!
Tip doesn’t GIVE UP easily!
It doesn’t hurt either that the main character is NOT a teeny twig. I LOVE the choices for Tip and Lucy.
And such GREAT songs too!
Don’t get me wrong… it’s not all rainbows and happy, fluffy feelings. The movie has some super negative things going on. I won’t spoil them for you, but if you’ve seen the previews you pretty much know it’s about aliens taking over Earth – so you get the idea.
The wonderful part about it is this; one of the aliens meets a human and she shows him WHY humans are so great (or at least… have the capacity to be great)
WE NEED MORE movies like THIS! Perhaps if we had more wonderful, feel-good movies, there would be less unhappiness in our world!
In the meantime, I’m off to Wal-Mart to buy the movie for my kiddos! We rented it because that’s what we usually do when we’ve not seen a movie but this is one we HAVE TO BUY!