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Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
posted by drezdn (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I liked the movie -- it was cute if essentially unoriginal.

I will, however, continue my complaint that Pig was definitely a female cat.
posted by jeather at 5:45 PM on April 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

I liked it too. It's the first kids movie that I can think of that deals with the problems of colonialism.
posted by drezdn at 1:37 PM on April 8, 2015 [2 favorites]

Just saw this with my kids, and we liked it quite a lot. Personally I really appreciated the colonialism aspect. I also found Oh's character really interesting; he knows he is out of step with his people, but he doesn't really understand exactly how. He knows he is fucking SOMETHING up but he just can't really get a handle on what. As someone who occasionally deals with social awkwardness, I could really kind of relate.
posted by KathrynT at 11:50 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

I really enjoyed this movie (going on 4th viewing with my toddler now). No dead parents! The slushious car still cracks me up. The music is fun and upbeat. Oh is a more charming version of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.

(Thanks for saying it talks about "colonialism". All I knew was that the Boov are obviously white folks, but " colonialism " sounds much smarter.)

Toddler loves it. Fun. Cute. "What is the purpose of your face?" *snort*
posted by jillithd at 6:12 PM on December 4, 2015

And! Tip doesn't have a love story. She's not trying to be prettier or skinnier or princess-y. She has a real body shape with shape. She's proud of her A in geometry. (Girl good at math!) She is a POC!

And then the "monsters" is really just a dad looking for his kids.
posted by jillithd at 6:29 PM on December 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

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