Aliens Stole My Body parents guide

Aliens Stole My Body Parent Guide

Somehow this movie manages to have worse special effects than 50 year old tv shows.

Overall C-

With his dad abducted by an alien villain who wants to rule the galaxy, Rod must work with the Galactic Patrol to save him and everyone else.

Release date April 2, 2020

Violence B+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A-

Why is Aliens Stole My Body rated PG? The MPAA rated Aliens Stole My Body PG

Run Time: 88 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Five years after the events of Aliens Ate My Homework, Rod Allbright (Jayden Greig) is searching for his missing dad, Art (Sandy Robson). Unbeknownst to Rod, the Galactic Patrol is also searching for Art, because Art holds the key to thwarting B’kr (Ty Consiglio), a villain intent on ruling the galaxy. Enlisted by the Galactic Patrol, Rod, his cousin Elspeth (Lauren McNamara), and friend Mickey (Sean Quan), must track Art down and stop B’kr before it’s too late.

Aliens Stole My Body is a sequel to 2018’s Aliens Ate My Homework, and both are based off a book series by Bruce Coville. I am not familiar with the previous film or the book series, so my review is based purely on the merits of this movie alone. And, oh boy, is this one a doozy.

I have very little positive to say, but we might as well start there. Ty Consiglio, as the villain, is trying his best. He seems to be the only person who understands what movie he’s in and he really goes for the gusto with the overacting and the campiness. I appreciate his efforts, and they do pay off, as he’s the only actor worth watching in this whole production. Also, George Takei voices one of the aliens, which usually would be a huge plus but I kind of get the sense he was there against his will. Someone check in with George, please. I’m worried about him.

As a fan of the original Star Trek series, I have to commend the team behind Aliens Stole My Body for managing to have worse special effects and cheaper set design than something made over 50 years ago. I’ve seen high schoolers make video projects with better production value than this. The CGI is laughably bad, the sets look like an elementary school DIY project, and the props look like they came straight from a dollar store. I will admit that there’s some decent makeup work on some of the aliens, but that’s not enough to save the garbage fire surrounding it. I could forgive all of that, since this is obviously extremely low budget, but the writing and acting aren’t any better. The whole film is hokey and cringy. I honestly could not tell you most of the plot, since almost every line is complete sci-fi gibberish. And B’kr’s sidekick, Lackey (Travis Turner) is the most annoying character I’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing in any form of media.

I think Aliens Stole My Body has made its way securely into the top five worst movies I’ve ever seen. I would not wish this horrible excuse for entertainment on my worst enemy. I can’t imagine what audience would enjoy this. It’s too boring and inexplicable for the very young, but too cringy and cheesy for older kids and tweens. Maybe if you have a kid at home who’s already a fan of the book series, they might enjoy it, and it’s about as clean as movies come these days. I would recommend that you don’t stay in the room with them while they watch, for your own sake.

Directed by Sean McNamara. Starring Ty Consiglio, Jayden Greig, George Takei. Running time: 88 minutes. Theatrical release April 2, 2020. Updated

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Rating & Content Info

Why is Aliens Stole My Body rated PG? Aliens Stole My Body is rated PG by the MPAA

Violence: Mild sci-fi action. Characters point and shoot laser guns throughout. A character is electrocuted. Some hand-to-hand combat including kicks and punches, but all done in a comedic way with no injuries.
Sexual Content: A married couple kiss.
Profanity: Mild name calling including “losers” and “weirdo”.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adults toast with champagne glasses.

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Aliens Stole My Body Parents' Guide

What sacrifices does Rod make to save his dad and the galaxy? What does Rod value the most in his life?

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This movie is based on Aliens Stole My Body by Bruce and Katherine Coville. It’s the sequel to Aliens Ate My Homework. If you can’t get enough of Coville’s spin on outer space, try his Sixth Grade Alien series. Out of this world fun can also be found in the series, My Teacher Is an Alien.

Bruce Coville writes entertaining fantasy for kids, including Jeffrey Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher and Juliet Dove, Queen of Love. For more, try The Skull of Truth or The Monster’s Ring. Coville goes full comic fantasy in the series, The Enchanted Files, with its loony fairy-tale style stories.

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For a little kid-friendly outer space movie that also has stunning visual design and great animation, check out Terra Willy: Unexplored Planet. (This film is also known as Astro Kid.)

Older kids looking for high quality science-fiction should watch The Iron Giant. This critically acclaimed animated film uses its Cold War setting to teach lessons about critical thinking, independence, friendship, loyalty, and compassion.

A silly space movie that can be enjoyed by both parents and kids is Galaxy Quest. In this zany tale, aliens abduct the cast of a science fiction TV show, convinced that they are intrepid space warriors. Mayhem and comedy ensue.

Kids going after their parents isn’t exactly an original plot device. When Meg Murry’s father disappears, she takes her brother and best friend on an inter-dimensional quest to rescue him in A Wrinkle in Time.

A young woman stays on earth when she goes looking for her missing mother in 19th century England. Enola Holmes is a rollicking adventure tale set amidst a tweaked version of the family of famed detective, Sherlock Holmes.

When their spy parents are abducted by evil villains, two kids come to the rescue in Spy Kids. A teenager saves his superhero parents in Sky High.