Astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is considered a national hero on planet Baab by the blue alien population. Scorch and his quiet, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA, pull off astonishing feats.
When BASA’s strict chief Lena (Jessica Alba) tells the brothers about an SOS from a planet known to be dangerous planet, Scorch ignores Gary’s trepidation about traveling there and sets off on what he believes will be another exciting mission.
However, Scorch finds himself in a trap set by the evil Shanker (James Gandolfini) and Gary has to rescue not only brother, but his planet, his wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their son Kip, who's eager for adventure, just like his uncle.
Went with two children, one six and one three, and they loved it. The animation played right to their senses of humour. Loved watching them love the movie. While it's definately a kids movie, was pleasant for us adults to watch as well.
much better than expected. had assumed movie was 'just for kids', but it has a lot more intended for older audiences familiar with ufo/aliens/alien abduction/area-51 topics, has a good plot, too. includes sibling rivalry as well as father-son dynamic familiar to many parents. all round it was entertaining, fun and funny. enjoyed it quite a bit, and the 3D was very 'toy scale' appropriate and all the cgi was a visual treat. worth the see.