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Nine year old Milo is in trouble for disobeying his Mum. She sends him to bed without being allowed to watch his favourite TV show. Milo tells his Mum that ‘my life would be so much better if I didn’t have a mom’. Later on he’s sorry for what he said and goes in to his Mum’s room to say so but finds her being kidnapped by aliens from Mars.
Milo chases after the Martians and ends up as a stowaway on the spaceship. When they get to Mars, Milo finds that it is ruled by females who put Milo in jail. He manages to escape and finds a huge rubbish dump where he finds Gribble, a human who arrived as a boy like Milo. Gribble tells Milo that the Martians took his Mum to programme their babies with the memories of a good human mother. Milo also finds out that unless he can rescue his Mum she might die in the process.
This animated science fiction movie has quite a lot of action and tense moments and fighting between aliens and humans such as:
There are also scary Martian characters including hairy ape-like males, guards in armour and robot dogs and other scenes which would frighten younger kids such as:
The message of the story is that kids should know that although it’s never nice to be told off it’s usually because Mum knows best and she does it because she loves them.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age