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October 23, 2009

Mousetrap!

Filed under: Their Films — Rajeev @ 10:03 pm

October 23, 2009

Cast: Voices of Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Sam Rockwell

Director: Hoyt Yeatman

If your kids have been naughty lately and you can’t think of an appropriate punishment, take them to watch G-Force. It’s an unimaginative action adventure in which a team of super-spy guinea pigs save the world from a mad, controlling billionaire who wages a war against mankind by programming every coffee-maker, juicer and grinder manufactured by his corporation into turning against humans.

There are less than a handful of laughs provided by the animated stars of the film, despite such solid talent as Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz and Sam Rockwell doing the voices. Meanwhile, The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis plays the handler of this team of crack rodent commandos, and Bill Nighy takes on the role of the electronics tycoon.

Because there is nothing that even remotely resembles a script here, you’re expected to make do with all the silly wisecracking and farting that goes on between these talking animals, and the occasional overblown set-piece, like that bizarre attack of home appliances which seem to blend into one another and eventually resemble a Transformer!

Released in 3D in select cinemas, G-Force is unfunny and unexciting, and believe me, the 3D doesn’t make it any better. I’m going with one out of five for G-Force; this one’s not even clever enough to appeal to the youngest fans.

(This review first aired on CNN-IBN)

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