Author Bruce Colville wrote a best-selling book series which involves sixth graders and aliens. Sounds like fun, no? It is and that is why (plus its popularity) it was turned into a film. Directed by Sean McNamara, the film is definitely aimed at a younger audience, though adults can enjoy it as well. Definitely something you can watch with your kids.
Rod (played by Jayden Greig) and his cousin Elspeth (played by Lauren McNamara) are in his bedroom one day when out of the blue and quite unbelievably a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands right on the science project they are working on. After getting over their disbelief and shock, Rod and Elspeth meet the friendly aliens that are in the spaceship. These aliens are extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. Soon the young humans are on board the Patrol’s latest mission in trying to defeat an evil alien criminal.
They soon discover that this is not going to be easy as the alien criminal has managed to disguise himself as a human. Now it is up to the tiny aliens, Rod and Elspeth to save the world from a planet wide disaster.
While this won’t go down in the books as a good film it is one that once you start watching you will want to see the outcome. The acting is uneven, the story is rather light and does not demand complete attention and there are some good chuckles. Will probably make some parents out there nostalgic for the 90s (when the book series was written) and about a time where there were plenty of films made of this sort.
As there are four books in the series, I am sure, after seeing this one many out there will be hoping for more films.
-Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms
-Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen
-On Set With Bruce Colville
-The Galactic Patrol Wants You!