Apparently, some people thought this movie would be childish and stupid, and the others like me counted down the days. But I can see how some might not have been looking forward to this movie. Dreamworks isn't always good at advertising. Remember how horrible the trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar was? I kept looking it up on Rotten Tomatoes and rooted against it. It started with negative reviews, then ended up with a 72%. So I might see it sometime. That's not today, though. Right now, I'm talking about Home, which is apparently the only Dreamworks release this year. I hope it holds up as much as it held up for me.
Out of nowhere, this Storm-Trooper like species called The Borg waged war on an alien species called The Boov, who are all adorable but apparently mean, at least to clumsy Oh, who as you probably know got his name from "my many friends." And if you ever encounter Oh or any Boov, say "My" if you mean "his", as Oh would say it. He, or they, don't know proper simple grammar of singular or plural, and think of pronouns as regular nouns. For example, "Give me back my candy,", will land you a "If you do one thing for me, I'll give you back my candy." It uses this joke to perfection, especially this family joke that is very funny and one that I've actually been waiting for in an animated movie for a while. These adorable colourful (literally) creatures invade Earth but don't kill all the humans. They just send them somewhere else. No, not to Antarctica, though there is a brief significance to it. Oh, (not Oh yeah, I mean Oh the Boov) and the last human in the North American continent, Tip, who accidentally stayed in with thanks to her furry cat, misses her mom so much that she blames every Boov for separating her from her Mom. Awww. It may be a bit hard to believe in how much she misses her when not much detail is put in like here, but if you take a second to imagine your only family member (besides your cat) missing with no clues on where to go, it can be like she died.
But enough about the story, because it is certainly not the most original movie out there, all friends are family and humans aren't the easy beings in the instruction napkin, BUT! in an age after the overrated but good Lilo and Stitch is beyond the reach of kids unless curious what their babysitters saw before 3-D, it can be like the new Lilo and Stitch of the decade. And Dreamworks Animation makes it fresh with colourful animation and an explosion cuteness that are up there with The Croods and How to Train your Dragon and, well, almost every Dreamworks movie. Not only that, it's even funnier than The Lego Movie, with the start holstering laugh-a-minute gags with Jim Parsons and Rihanna's irresistible charisma. Some notable ones include a "blue mint" joke and a hide-and seek game. Oh, and let's not forget the soundtrack. (I probably said "Oh" like a thousand times, as Wyldstyle would put it) Especially Towards the Sun and the credits and pretty much everything, the songs fit the bill.
Home is not perfect because of how familiar it is, to me at least, but, call me a murderer, if it had a death that I half expected to actually happen after How to Train your Dragon 2, I would've given this movie an A+. And I was close to giving this just an A-, but I really want this movie to do good at the box office like it deserves, so it gets an A like it will get for most of the kiddies. Who knew Jim Parsons could be hugged and no laugh machine would come up going "OOOOOH"?!!