Mars Needs Moms is quite a tear jerker of a movie for me. The little boy in the movie reminds me of my own son, even though there is a slight age difference. Miles is the name of my son, he has adorable red hair and the kid in the movie, Milo, well he has adorable red hair too. The movie starts off with Milo and his mom not getting along very well. Milo’s mom is strict as am I, and he gets upset and says something regrettable.
How often that has happened in our own house, even at such a very young age they learn to say things that hurts mom and dad. I started crying, I’m a sap! In Mars Needs Moms that’s exactly when the aliens decide to take his mom. I cried again!
Mars Needs Moms is brought to life by the performances of Seth Green (TV‘s ―Family Guy‖) as Milo, Joan Cusack (Toy Story 2 & 3) as Milo‘s Mom, Dan Fogler (Kung Fu Panda, Robot Chicken) as Gribble and Elizabeth Harnois (A Single Man, TV‘s ―90210‖) as Ki and is directed by Simon Wells (The Time Machine, The Prince of Egypt) and produced by Robert Zemeckis (Disney‘s A Christmas Carol, Forrest Gump). It is approximately 88 minutes long and rated PG.
The actors were filmed just like the actors in Alice in Wonderland, it’s a fully white world and then it’s Disney magic that makes them all into a cartoonish/real looking. You can tell I’m all caught up on the technical jargon right?
Anyways, back to the movie plot. Milo has to sneak aboard the alien spaceship to save his mom. And that’s where his intergalactic adventure begins.
He makes many new friends as he tries to save his mother from the evil Martians. Well turns out just one of them is evil the rest are all following orders. You’ll have to watch Mars Needs Moms to see if he succeeds, and how his friendships develop along the way. But I will tell you that this sappy mom right here cried again two more times as the movie came to a close. I’ve heard a lot of criticism on this movie, but I really did like it and have an attachment to it. It’s not for all ages, but I will probably be letting my kids watch it. And with 4 discs to watch there is plenty of bonus material.
Extended Opening – The movie begins… but wait, there‘s more. See it here.
Life On Mars: The Full Motion-Capture Experience – Go way behind the scenes to the ‗space‘ where the actors‘ performances are captured. This feature-length, picture-in-picture viewing mode also lets you listen to director Simon Wells and actors Seth Green and Dan Fogler give a fun and insightful look into creating the movie.
Deleted Scenes with Simon Wells introductions (4 Blu-ray 2D Exclusive Deleted Scenes) – 7 deleted scenes of which four are exclusive to the Blu-ray 2D release. Some cool scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. Now you can see them with introductions by director Simon Wells.
“Flower Power” Easter Egg – the name of the show that Ki watched and learned English from is entitled ―Freaks on the Street.‖
“Fun With Seth” – The cast and crew had a galaxy of fun making Mars Needs Moms, thanks to the on-set antics of Seth Green and Dan Fogler. Watch them do the ROM dance see them compete to see who can do their verbal ROM the fastest, and much more.
Martian 101 – Do you speak Martian? Go behind the scenes and see how the producer and cast came up with their own unique Martian language. Then learn how to speak it yourself with lessons from a leading Martian language expert.
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Owen’s Mom.
All rules can be found under giveaway rules. We received samples to facilitate this review.