Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.
Release Date: November 2nd, 2007 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and mild language.
Distributors: New Line Cinema
Directed by: Menno Meyjes
JJ Rating: B+
A husband loses a wife and then gains a child through adoption. The child claims to be from Mars which complicates certain situations. Trying to understand the child becomes a difficult task to tackle. Martian Child.
It was a story that was full of understanding and wanting that other movies lack. Now they are so into being over the top and forgetting that the story is important they screw over the ideas of humanity. Martian Child showed humanity and understanding for a child that everyone just wrote off as weird. Don’t take into consideration what happened to his past. Don’t take into consideration that he wants to be loved or understood or for that matter have a family. Don’t do that because it’s a waste of time…he’s too weird. Be different people say. Don’t be a sheep they baa. The problem is that when you are different then there’s something wrong with you and it needs to be fixed. It’s a conundrum and it’s stupid and people who facilitate that are sending the cool personas of people they are trying to change to their deaths because those personas are not the same different as everyone else’s.
I liked Martian Child because it had a child that was different more so than most and he did not have a place to fit in until he was adopted and slowly he became adjusted to having someone that was going to stick around. The movie had a simple heart. It was not the kind of heart that is forced upon the audience. It had heart that could be felt and seen simply. It was touching and it almost had me believe in Martians. Ha…kidding.
John Cusack and his sister, in real life and in the movie, Joan Cusack were awesome. Joan is funny in her good funny way and also caring. John is funny with a nice touch of fatherly care and love. Bobby Coleman who is the Martian child is very good. He has a scene at a table and he delivers a monolog that was astounding. Before that scene he was very timid, because that was his character, but in that scene he shined.
Martian Child isn’t one of those tear jerking movies that is going to make you go through an entire Kleenex box but it is a tender hearted movie that shows being different doesn’t mean you are crazy and need some sort of medication. It means that maybe the person just needs to be understood. People surely do fear what they don’t understand and it’s a sad fact of life. Is it worth the rising price in ticket prices? No. You should see it either in the early morning or at a matinee. If you cannot do that then avoid seeing it and just wait to rent it.
Martian Child is a decent heartfelt movie that will be overlooked by some and loved by others for its simplicity and caring nature. Movie Critics seem to want to shoot down this movie and it’s probably because they have hearts as cold as Pluto the dwarf planet. That just means their heart is cold and smaller than the normal hearts people of the human race have. I personally like movies that are simple at heart. Martian Child poked fun of men being from Mars and apparently so are little boys.