We took the kids, ages 5 and 7, to see G-Force this evening. It’s sort of Alvin and the Chipmunks meets The Transformers.
One bad sign: I didn’t hear a lot of people – kids or adults – laughing at some of the lines that were supposed to be funny in this one. And, myself, I probably only chuckled at a few of them.
Our seven-year old thought the 3D in Monsters vs Aliens was better – but, then again, that one was all animated. Our five-year seemed to like the soundtrack most of all from this one. (However, he’s really into the Black Eyed Peas, so, his reaction is expected.) My wife’s review, when asked: “Well, at least this one had a story to it.” Me? As kids’ movies go, I’ve seen worse – but, I’ve also seen much better too.
My recommendation: If your local movies has a discount day, like Tuesdays or something, and you really want to see this one, go then – and don’t pay the full price to see it. For the four of us, this evening, it was $52 for the four tickets – and I didn’t come away with the feeling that we got our money’s worth.
Actually, my kids might have gotten just as big a kick from watching this promo/commerical that they showed before the coming attractions:
I told them that was Derek Jeter as one of the knights. But, they were more interested in Usain Bolt’s Mr. Potato Head.