Aliens In The Attic

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The scramble to keep kids entertained after the summer months continues with this underwhelming spin on ET and Gremlins Discuss this article

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The scramble to keep kids entertained after the summer months continues with this underwhelming spin on ET and Gremlins. Dragged off to a remote mansion for the summer, precocious teen Tom (Carter Jenkins) and his self-obsessed sister Bethany (Ashley Tisdale) uncover a devious alien plot to launch a worldwide mind-control invasion from their loft.

There’s not a great deal to recommend: a few decent one-liners, some inventive anti-gravity slapstick and a brief but enjoyably bonkers remote-controlled kung-fu battle between one of the kids and Tom’s brain-zapped granny. But such fleeting charms are largely outweighed by an unexceptional script, a brace of shabby performances (from both kids and adults) and some dismal CG effects: the aliens appear almost transparent, like animated transfers barely clinging to the screen. Aliens In The Attic will probably prove an effective distraction for undemanding pre-teens; their parents might find it more of a chore.

By Tom Huddleston
Time Out Doha,

Aliens In The Attic

  • Duration: 86
  • Released: Thu, 01 Oct
  • Classification: G
  • Language: English
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  • Director: John Schultz
  • Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler, Ashley Boettcher, Henri Young, Regan Young, Tim Meadows, Gillian Vigman, Kevin Nealon

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