Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Single Disc Widescreen
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Buckle up for thrilling edge-of-your-seat action and laugh-out-loud fun in Disney?s family comedy adventure G-Force. Just as the G-Force ? an elite team of highly trained guinea pigs ? is about to save the world, the F.B.I... more »
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Amanda M. from BELLE VERNON, PA
Reviewed on 3/1/2013...
The whole family liked it!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Heather B. (behindthelens) from ARRINGTON, TN
Reviewed on 4/30/2011...
My boys love this movie.....I think they are spies in training.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sharon L. (silverjane) from SOUTH PARK, PA
Reviewed on 2/17/2011...
This is a fun movie for the whole family. Well done. We need more like this one
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Gina & Dan S. (ginaps) from HALLANDLE BCH, FL
Reviewed on 12/7/2010...
Our kids love this movie.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ordinary? Who's ordinary?
Judy K. Polhemus | LA | 07/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is my prediction--but what do I know?--that "G-Force" will NOT win an Oscar for Best Picture. It may not even pack 'em in the theaters the way "Cars" did. What it will do is entertain children--AND adults--and even teach a lesson or two.
It is a summer ritual that I take my great-nieces (2) and -nephew to see a movie at the theater. We all chose "G-Force" because of television ads. Prior to going, Carolina (age 5) went up to everyone she knew and quoted--with great voice intonation and perfect facial expressions--this line from the movie: "You put a bow on me, you lose a finger!" After we saw the movie Carolina added the second line: "You put a dress on me and you lose the whole hand!"
It won't be a bad spoiler, will it, if I say that not only does this character get a bow and a dress, but she gets lipstick as well! That's the final insult, but Juarez (the character), must play along to win her freedom.
And that's one vital point of the plot: Win their freedom. They've been sold as pets! Blaster and Juarez, guinea pigs--make that scientifically and genetically altered guinea pigs--are actually government agents trained by Ben (a human) to use sophisticated weapons to obtain secrets for the government. In short, they are spies with special talents.
Although the plot is fun and perhaps a little scary for wee ones (not my 5-year-old Carolina), the older crowd (5 and older) seemed to really enjoy the movie. Obviously, the humor is meant for all ages because I heard myself laughing--out loud (I'm grandparent age)! Even Carolina kept whispering, "This is awesome!"
Of course, Colby (the 9-year-old) loved Blaster. He always loves the "goofy" ones (because he considers himself a "goofy" one). Tracy Morgan wonderfully delivers this voice--and sometimes steals the scene. The main character, Darwin, the capable leader, is narrated by Sam Rockwell, and is deliberate, yet carefully heroic.
In fact, I was sure Nicholas Cage voices Darwin, but no, Nick plays the mole, the brilliant technology character. Who would have thought it?
But the real surprise is Juarez, voiced by Penelope Cruz! Juarez was my particular favorite, who plays the keep-'em-guessing governmental agent with exactly the right tempo--a little mild flirting, but focused concentration on the job at hand. It is this character with the "lose a finger" line. Delivered perfectly! Juarez is totally delightful!
However, the best thing about "G-Force" is the message. Bottom line: Everyone is special. Everyone has talents. It sometimes takes a skilled person to instill that self-confidence and bring out those talents. The scientist Sam is the one in the film. In "ordinary" life (there is much talk of being ordinary), it is often teachers who bring out these talents. It was a good lesson.
One neg about the movie: The poster accompanying this review is a very weak choice for advertisement (that little blue one next to the reviews). When the picture is small, the front guinea pig (Darwin) looks like an elephant or perhaps a Jewish man from the Old Testament. I know the poster depicts a brave scene, but I suggest replacing it with one of color that shows the courage and derring-do of these wonderful guinea pigs.
Note: Parents, please don't buy your child a guinea pig just because they are so cute in this film. Animal activists are worried about this. You know, the-bunny-and-chicks-at-Easter syndrome.)
You might also rethink your kitchen appliances! If you ask why, you might lose a finger...or a hand...or worse!"
Harmless and fun entertainment for kids and the adults that
z hayes | TX | 09/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We were trying to figure out which family-friendly movie to take our almost 5 year-old this weekend, and though I was rooting for "Ponyo", hubby favored "G-Force", so that's what we watched. It was fun, but this is definitely one of those movies that require you to check your brains at the door. The plot is rather silly, about an entrepreneur [played by Bill Nighy of all people] who plans on taking over the world via his home appliances. The only ones who seem able to stop him are a bunch of guinea pigs, and yes, a mole of superior intellect who have been trained to carry out espionage activities. The guinea pigs comprise Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, and the mole is called Speckles. Well, the Feds get wind of the operation and shut it down, and the animals find themselves in a pet store. To cut a long story short - the rest of the movie deals with Darwin and company trying to free themselves and help bring the bad guy down.
My almost 5-year-old was riveted to the screen though a lot of the humor seemed lost on her. The humor was ok, though it did seem pitched more to older kids than the younger ones. There are lots of cute moments as is typical for movies like this, and the CGI effects are pretty decent though not spectacular. My main complaint is the use of tech-speak which came across as overly heavy for a movie geared towards kids...I understand why it was used, but it seemed rather unnecessary. Final verdict - family-friendly, mindless kids' entertainment with the requisite positive messages embedded within, i.e. teamwork, friendship, believing in one's self etc."
"Poop in his hand. Poop in his hand."
Kathy W | Baltimore | 08/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A line from the movie. I loved it. I mean, what else can a guinea pig do to defend itself?
There is a team of combat-trained, commando guinea pigs. They call themselves the G-Force and go on special missions, like Special Agents. I saw this 3-D Disney flick in the movies and found it very cute and entertaining. Their mission is to break into the estate of a former arms dealer, hack into his computer, and find out what he developed this special microchip for. This one FBI Special Agent (Sector Head, I guess) doesn't see any use for the G-Force, so when they APPEAR to have botched a mission, the FBI guy shuts down the operation and the commandos wind up for sale in a pet store. Of course, the story begins here with the team trying to get out and back together again, and continue on with their mission. One of the guinea pigs is Penelope Cruise and another is Nicholas Cage and there are others. It's cute and it has great computer graphic imaging. It seems to be fine for little children. The worst I remember hearing was "poop in his hand" and "get your face out of my butt." There were a bunch of little ones at the theater and they all seemed to enjoy the movie as much as I did. (Hey, my inner child insisted on being entertained.)"