(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw this film advertised originally, I thought it looked quite entertaining and amusing. Although there was comedy from the start, I really liked the theme of family and friendship that ran through this film.
The concept of an alien race famous for their ability to run away (even if it’s only among themselves) was quite an amusing one, as was the use of the propaganda to make it look as if humans needed them to come and ‘save’ them. Although this was portrayed with an amusing slant, I felt that there was a lot about the race’s actions that meshed with reality.
I did feel sorry for Oh through this film. He was a likable character and I enjoyed hearing him mix up his words when he was talking to Tip. Although there was quite a lot that made him funny, I also found him to be a really sympathetic character. And I felt that Jim Parsons as his voice actor worked really well… even if I couldn’t help but hear Sheldon on a few occasions in this.
It was also amusing to see how the Boov viewed things on Earth, such as deciding that bicycles were useless and eating things that, to humans, would be inedible. It was pretty cool to see Oh’s confusion about certain things, such as the point of keeping a pet.
I had quite a few, ‘Aww’ moments during this film and I felt that the voice actors worked really well for the characters. My suspension of disbelief kicked in nicely during this movie and there were some really good tense scenes.
I cared about the characters and the plot and it was good to see humour that arose from Oh’s character, rather than just slapstick. I strongly suspect that other members of my family will enjoy this film, too. I think it definitely works well as a family film.