A little corny innit? Definitely for the kids innit?
Yes innit, but the alien mouth reading session was hilarious, and they have real dogs masquerading as aliens - or vice versa - which is cool, and though not the best actors the kids are... charming. Not bad.
I thought I'd end up skimming this but towards the end I'm actually really getting into it all... it's nice with a happy ending for all parties involved for a change too - even for the 'bad guy'.
The special effects are crap though. There's no getting around that. And they're unfortunately a sizable chunk of the film.
It's not all bad, and not a bad movie overall, but probably best for a younger audience that doesn't much stress the details.
rated 3/5: not bad