Before you all start moaning "Oh no not another talking cute animal movie" G-Force is a cut above the usual runt. Produced by uber producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Crimson Tide The Rock, BadBoys 1 & 2) This is a family friendly action movie, that comes across as an exciting hybrid of Mission Impossible and Dr Doolittle. The voice talents of the talking animals are top class, but it's the CGI rendition of the furry critters that really do impress. The film plays it smart by not using cartoonish recriations and make the animals look real, making the interaction with real life things seamless. With a burst of great action sequences that feel like thay belong in a big budget action film and not a mid-summer family film G-Force does really entertain. But there are a few niggles along the way, and mostly come down to the human characters being very underwritten and not funny, and the film does need to be more funny inbetween the action to keep the attention from lagging. Also it seems like the sountrack has been put together to promote the new albums by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gagga and Flow Rider. That's ok if you like that sort of thing. These a minor quibbles in an other wise great family film. I went with my daughter to see the 3-D version of the film, and the effects were great, far better than the
3-D effects of Ice Age 3. This DVD version does loose the impressive 3D Wow factor, and with this the cracks in the film are far more obviouse. but the kids will still love the furry critters adventures.
Just a word of warning, after the film, no matter how much the Kids beg, Do Not take them to the nearest pet shop to buy a furry pet, as....
1: They can't talk.
2: The kids will get bored with them after a week
3: You will be left to clean the rodent out out for the rest of it's days!
Good family entertainment!