Children and adults
PG for some mild action and rude humor.
Comedy, Action, Animation
July 24, 2009
Zach Galifianakis, Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, Jon Favreau, Penelope Cruz, and Steve Buscemi
Walt Disney Pictures
G-Force: Official Movie Web site
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- G-Force is an immensely enjoyable adventure about a team of tiny heroes. It is one of the few family films where many in the audience will laugh, cry, and applaud. It's the story of three guinea pigs (Darwin, Juarez, and Blaster) and a mole (Speckles) that are trained by Dr. Ben Kendall to become FBI Special Agents called the G-Force.
When the G-Force program is discontinued because it is considered ineffective, the guinea pigs and mole are banished to Elia’s Pet Shop. There, they get a taste of reality – what it is really like to be a normal pet. While in the pet shop, G-Force encounters several other animals, including a fellow guinea pig that believes he is the brother of Darwin.
The G-Force team is separated because Juarez and Blaster are bought out of the store. The remaining team members vow to find their way back to Dr. Ben’s house.
Meanwhile, an evil villain is using a computer chip called Clusterstorm, which has been secretly installed in everyday household appliances. The chip is awaiting the final signal to activate and destroy the world.
G-Force is determined to stop Clusterstorm. They work tirelessly to stop the chip from launching and exterminating the world. But, they are in for a surprise when they discover the mastermind behind Clusterstorm and its threat of world extermination.
We don’t want to give away the surprises, just know that the G-Force is in for a number of plot twists and turns before it is over. The G-Force is successful in stopping the threat to the world, and they unmask the evil villain.
G-Force is a delightful, chase filled, action-filled adventure with pint-sized heroes. The action is non-stop, and the comedy that comes from the characters is funny. The guinea pigs are voiced by an all-star cast, who help bring the story to life.
The movie has a strong moral element to it, as the characters are out for good and to stop evil with a clear Christian message about self-sacrifice and learning to recognize your gifts and talents. A theme of family and friendship is also underscored.
There is a bit of political correctness as the motivation of the villain turns out to be because his underground home was destroyed when humans built a golf course, but every politically correct point is refuted. For instance, when the young boy is racing Blaster in his radio controlled hot rod, Blaster yells with glee, “This is animal abuse, and I love it!” Furthermore, the government is an inept big brother, megalomania is refuted, and individual initiative is extolled.
There is little negative content in G-Force, though some of the action may be a bit scary for very young children.
On the other hand, there are a lot of laughs, thrills, and tears of joy and compassion. May the G-Force be with you and your family.
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