G-FORCE

Everything Is Not as It Appears

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Release Date: July 24, 2009

Starring: Zach Galifianakis and the voices of Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, and Steve Buscemi

Genre: Comedy/Action Adventure

Audience: Children and adults

Rating: PG

Runtime: 88 minutes

Address Comments To:

Robert Iger, President/CEO
The Walt Disney Company
(Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films, and Buena Vista Distribution)
Dick Cook, Chairman
The Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Website: www.disney.com

Content:

(BB, C, PC, V, A, M) Strong moral, biblical worldview with a Christian emphasis on sacrifice, loyalty and recognizing your intrinsic worth mixed with some political correctness as it relates to treatment of animals that is refuted; no obscenities or profanities, but some PG bathroom humor; slapstick violence as characters are chased and fall from heights; no sexual content but “flirting” and discussion of romance between main guinea pig characters; no nudity; humans drink alcohol with dinner; no smoking or drug use; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

G-FORCE is the story of three guinea pigs and a mole that are trained by scientist to become FBI Special Agents called the G-Force. Though banished to a pet store, they must foil an evil plot to destroy the world. G-FORCE is a delightful, fast paced action comedy that has much to offer family audiences.

Review:

G-FORCE is an immensely enjoyable adventure about a team of tiny heroes. It is one of the few family films where many in the audience will laugh, cry and applaud. It is the story of three guinea pigs (Darwin, Juarez and Blaster) and a mole (Speckles) that are trained by Dr. Ben Kendall to become FBI Special Agents called the G-Force.

When the G-Force program is discontinued because it is considered ineffective, the guinea pigs and mole are banished to Elia’s Pet Shop. There, they get a taste of reality – what it is really like to be a normal pet. While in the pet shop, G-Force encounters several other animals, including a fellow guinea pig that believes he is the brother of Darwin.

The G-force team is separated because Juarez and Blaster are bought out of the store. The remaining team members vow to find their way back to Dr. Ben’s house.

Meanwhile, an evil villain is using a computer chip called Clusterstorm, which has been secretly installed in everyday household appliances. The chip is awaiting the final signal to activate and destroy the world.

G-Force is determined to stop Clusterstorm. They work tirelessly to stop the chip from launching and exterminating the world. But, they are in for a surprise when they discover the mastermind behind Clusterstorm and its threat of world extermination.

Though we don’t want to give away the surprises, just know that the G-Force is in for a number of plot twists and turns before it is over. The G-Force is successful in stopping the threat to the world, and they unmask the evil villain.

G-FORCE is a delightful, chase filled, action filled adventure with pint sized heroes. The action is non-stop, and the comedy that comes from the characters is funny. The guinea pigs are voiced by an all-star cast, who help bring the story to life.

There is a strong moral element to the movie, as the characters are out for good and to stop evil with a clear Christian message about self-sacrifice and learning to recognize your gifts and talents. A theme of family and friendship is also underscored.

There is a bit of political correctness as the motivation of the villain turns out to be because his underground home was destroyed when humans built a golf course, but every politically correct point is refuted. For instance, when the young boy is racing Blaster in his radio controlled hot rod, Blaster yells with glee, “This is animal abuse, and I love it!” Furthermore, the government is an inept big brother, megalomania is refuted and individual initiative is extolled.

There is very little negative content in G-FORCE, though some of the action may be a bit scary for very young children.

On the other hand, there are a lot of laughs, thrills and tears of joy and compassion. May the G-FORCE be with you and your family.

In Brief:

G-FORCE is the story of three guinea pigs and a mole that are trained by scientist to become FBI Special Agents called the G-Force. When the G-Force program is discontinued, the guinea pigs and mole are banished to Elia’s Pet Shop. At the shop, they get a taste of what it is like to be a normal pet. Meanwhile, an evil villain is using a computer chip called Clusterstorm, which has been secretly installed in everyday household appliances. The chip is awaiting the final signal to activate and destroy the world.

G-FORCE is a delightful adventure with pint-sized heroes. The action is non-stop and the characters are funny. It has strong moral elements, with a Christian emphasis on sacrifice, loyalty and recognizing your intrinsic worth. A theme of family and friendship is also underscored. There is some political correctness, however, since the villain’s motivation turns out to be revenge because humans destroyed his home, but all the PC content is refuted or mocked. G-FORCE is immensely enjoyable. It has a lot of laughs, thrills and tears of joy and compassion, but some action may be a little scary for very young children.