My husband and I Went to see Home today and took our 3 week old son along and we were not disappointed. It was one of the best films I've seen in years.
It had several good yet subtle messages. It's a Funny and entertaining story for the whole family, yet it still managed to contain several important morals and deliver them in a light hearted fashion.
WARNING: For Those Who Have NOT Seen This Yet, This Article Does Contain Spoilers!
It's a story about an alien race whose on the run from galactic bullies who are out to get them. They come to Earth and relocate humans into "Reservations" on the continent of Australia, effectively becoming the bullies that they seek refuge from. Their leader informs their entire species that Humans are pitiful backwards life forms no better than Animals, who need help and to be taught how to live and survive right. Then one Alien named OH, voiced by Jim Parsons, (The Big Bang Theory), who doesn't fit in because he embraces change and new ideas and uniqueness, befriends a little girl named TIP, voiced by Pop-Artist Rihanna. And thats when a comical and heart warming series of misadventures begin.
The story is basically a series of good messages of integrity and moral conscience on how to treat others the way you wish to be treated. The leader of the Boov steals an artifact from the Leader of the Gorg, assuming that the Gorg are villains bent on the destruction of all other life. He believes falsely that he is liberating his people. And he also believes he is saving the human race from themselves. It just goes to show you that you truly "Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover". The Gorg were not the bullies at all, the Boov were. Of Course only one of them actually knew it. And OH manages to figure everything out in time to save 3 entire species from complete extinction.
The Story is chalked full of good messages and hearty morals, They are thus:
#1.) Never Judge a book by its cover
#2.) Never take what doesn't belong to you
#3.) Do not believe everything you hear or read (Even if your government says so)
#4.) Honesty really is the best (and The Safest) Policy
#5.) Cultural Diversity is a truly beautiful thing
#6.) Change can be scary, but it is also a healthy part of life
#7.) Never distract the one driving even if they are driving a hovercraft powered by a sparkly slushy machine
#8.) Never Leave Children or Pets unattended in a hot and/or confined vehicle
#9.) One Person (or in this case One Alien) really can change the world
#10.) All good deeds are eventually rewarded
#11.) Few things in life are more valuable than true friends
#12.) Family is what makes the world go round
Get Your Boov On!
And go see this movie. It has an epic story line, an awesome soundtrack and a plethora of vibrant and eccentric chancers. It is something audiences of all ages can enjoy and learn from. You will laugh till you cry.