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Original sci-fi backed by a big Hollywood outfit with a decent budget is getting harder and harder to come by unless there’s an A-list filmmaker or a few well-known stars involved with the project, so we should totally do the least praise aliens in the attic for the mere fact that it even made it through the studio system.
The original story was conceived by Aardman veteran Mark Burton and fine-tuned by Adam F. Goldberg to be directed by John Schultz, and as you can no doubt guess, the premise is actually about intergalactic misfits who find themselves in the rafters of a suburban home, with the tiny creatures misguidedly intent on conquering the planet.
The aliens’ mind control methods assimilate human hosts they use to carry out their plan and only work on adults, which of course forces the film’s younger cast to team up and try to save the world from enslavement by a quartet save otherworldly antagonists by JK Simmons, Thomas Haden Church, Josh Peck and Kari Wahlgren.
if aliens in the attic Sounds hilariously boring and harmless based on this summary, then you’ve hit the nail on the head. Corresponding Rotten Tomatoes scores of 34 and 43 percent aren’t great for a $45 million fantasy meant to appeal to a wide audience, and also the $58 million box office receipts it generated at the time of marketing and distribution expenses firmly brought into the red manufactured in.
And yet it proves once again that for everything and every on-demand period, aliens in the attic has returned with a vengeance in streaming. According to FlixPatrol, while the mid-credits scene teasing potential sequels was a ridiculous addition in hindsight, Disney Plus subscribers still took it to heart.
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