Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.
Directed By: Hoyt Yeatman
Written By: Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley
Staring: Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Kelli Garner, Tyler Patrick Jones, and Piper Mackenzie Harris
Seriously? This was the movie that knocked Harry Potter out of the #1 spot? Whether you loved the new addition to HP or not, the comparison is pretty much like a worm eating the bird instead of the other way around. It just doesn’t make sense. I might not be the biggest fan of kids/family movies, but even my husband and two young boys weren’t really into this one, and this movie seemed right up their ally. Aside from a few flatulence jokes and Tracy Morgan funnies G-Force was pretty remedial.
Basically some Guinea Pigs (that’s right, don’t’ offend them by calling them Hamsters) get some high tech equipment that makes theirHamp -I mean Guinea Pig language translate into human. This interaction allows the short yellow bus version of the FBI to use them as Arnold Schwarzenegger type spies that plan to infiltrate the home of a billionaire electronics creator. The concern is there is something malevolent going on behind all of hisblinging coffee makers. Still wondering how this got made into a movie? Me too.
My kids weren’t even into this. If not for the Black Eyed Peas occasionally bumping in the back round my youngest son surely would have exploded from obscene boredom. Frankly, I almost fell asleep on two separate occasions and I’ve never had that happen in the theatre before. Even though the jokes was clearly geared towards kids it makes me wonder exactly what lesson it was trying to teach in the finale. Can you destroy the world and immediately be forgiven based on the fact that you had a rough upbringing? This get out of jail free card was far too extreme, even in a kids universe.
The actors didn’t do a terrible job, but lets be honest they were in this for a paycheck. Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Penelope Cruz are well respected actors and they had to have read the script knowing what a true fodder it would be to have their names attached to such rubbish. Either way, it’s animation and while it might be their voices it certainly is their faces for all to see, and that’s the only rationale I can conceive of them being involved in such nonsense.
I could sit and write a hundred examples of why this movie didn’t work, but I think anymore time spent reading about why it was so awful would more or less be more time spent wasted on even thinking about this movie, so as a fan of cinema I plan to not waste anymore of your time, but only conclude by saying: PLEASE don’t waste your time. It’s possible G-Force may incite loss of IQ points so do your best to avoid this travesty. I can’t see this being appealing to kids and certainly not to adults. AVOID.