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LARVA IN MARS

"Best-friends Take on Mars"

What You Need To Know:

LARVA IN MARS is an animated comedy miniseries on Netflix from Korea that follows two friends, Yellow and Red. The two larva creatures fall into a vat of dumpling mixture to be packed and sealed aboard a rocket ship to Mars. On Mars, Yellow and Red have a series of comical adventures and get involved in lots of shenanigans. Based on a popular TV series, LARVA IN MARS is divided into three episodes with no dialogue. The episodes contain multiple vignettes where Yellow and Red maintain a strong friendship and meet new friends. Yellow and Red don’t talk in any of the episodes, but there’s music and sound effects.

Yellow and Red’s friendship in LARVA IN MARS consists of never-ending loyalty and fun. Their friendship promotes loyalty, having fun together and welcoming others as friends. LARVA IN MARS has no obscene content, but it does have some scatological humor. It also contains slapstick violence. For example, Yellow gets his head jammed between a door. Yellow and Red also lose their air helmets in Episode One, then appear to die but are revived.

Content:

(BB, V, M): 

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview promotes strong friendship, having fun together, welcoming others as friends, loyalty, community, and fellowship;

Foul Language:
  No foul language, but there is some scatological humor, such as passing gas;

Violence:
  Minor acts of slapstick comedy violence such as Yellow gets his head jammed in a door, Yellow and Red appear “dead” after they lose their air helmets but are revived, barber creature cuts his finger with a straight razor, a main character accidentally sprays ketchup all over himself trying to squeeze a plastic ketchup bottle and licks it all off with his long tongue and by wiping a French fry in it, and pranks lead to others getting hurt;

Sex:
  No sex;

Nudity:
  No nudity but there is a bathroom and shower scene that depicts Yellow on the toilet and then taking a shower;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Promotion of revenge at one point.

More Detail:

LARVA IN MARS is an animated comedy miniseries on Netflix from Korea that follows two best friends, Yellow and Red. The two larva creatures that end up on Mars, where they have a series of comical adventures and get involved in all sorts of shenanigans. Based on a popular TV series in Korea, LARVA IN MARS is divided into three episodes with no dialogue and contains multiple vignettes where Yellow and Red maintain a strong friendship and meet new friends, but the miniseries contains some scatological humor and slapstick violence.

Episode One chronicles Yellow and Red’s initial trip to Mars after they fall into a vat of dumpling mixture slated to be packed and sealed aboard a rocket ship. During the trip, the friends experience anti-gravity and don’t know what to do. They stick together and manage to live through the journey. Once on Mars, Yellow and Red meet a robot on the rocket ship. The robot’s initially unsure of them but eventually realizes they are harmless and friendly.

Later in the episode, Red and Yellow find themselves on the Larva News and chased around Mars by paparazzi. As Red and Yellow escape the paparazzi, the two get into more shenanigans and end up on the news again. The episode ends with Red and Yellow “auditioning” for a job at the local convenience store where they fail the audition. However, the two friends hatch a plan to get the job and end up being awful employees.

In Episode Two, Yellow and Red continue their adventure on Mars with more silliness than in Episode One. The first segment of the episode is titled, “Fart Baby 1.” It begins with Yellow and Red inside the convenience store. Yellow spots a black and yellow hazardous Rubik’s cube of some sort and presses the skull-and-crossbones button in the middle of the cube. Out pops a burnt orange star, which Yellow promptly eats. Moments later, Yellow lets out a big fart that forms into a baby. Yellow and Red befriend and care for the baby. This shows the nurturing side of Yellow and Red as they do all they can to comfort the baby.

Halfway through, Red spots a photo of Elvis Presley and decides to take this photo to the barber shop. While there, Red gets a serum poured on his head that gives him instant hair. The Barber goes to work and gives Red an Elvis Presley hairstyle. Yellow gets the same serum poured on him and explodes into a big hairball. Yellow goes to the barbershop to get his hair fixed but leaves looking like a dog.

The final episode of the season, Episode Three, begins with a chaotic scene. Red and Yellow go to a restaurant where they witness a customer fall to the floor after eating spicy food. EMTs arrive with a gurney to save the person. Yellow and Red take it upon themselves to survive the spicy challenge. They select the spiciest thing on the menu and take their best shot. As soon as Yellow eats the food, he spits fire and accidentally burns down the restaurant.

Yellow and Red are thrown into jail where they’re forced to work and appear to be on death’s door from starvation. The two friends try to escape by digging their way out of jail. As they dig to several different locations, the police officer appears to catch them. Finally, Yellow and Red dig themselves outside of the jail. For a moment, the two friends are free but are soon caught by the police. The episode cuts to Yellow and Red being released from jail with white and gray beards as if they’re riding off into the sunset together.

When Yellow and Red are first introduced in LARVA IN MARS, they appear to be just a couple of eating machines. However, it shortly becomes clear that they are close friends. Their friendship consists of never-ending loyalty and fun as they take on different adventures on Mars. Yellow and Red also make several new friends on Mars who take part in their silly adventures.

LARVA IN MARS contains some slapstick violence. For example, Yellow gets his head jammed between a door. Yellow and Red also lose their air helmets on Mars in Episode One, then appear to die but are revived. LARVA IN MARS has no obscene content, but it does have some scatological humor and slapstick comedy violence.


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