I am by no means a movie critic or a Sci-Fi action animation expert. I cannot judge special effects, sound effects, or acting performance. I can, however, see myself in certain characters and interpret things my way, finding a message for me in every flick I see.
“Mars Needs Moms” touched my heart and made me cry. It was an entertaining and heartwarming story, very close to home:
“No broccoli, no TV”
The 88-minute movie is based on a children’s book by cartoonist Berkeley Breathed. It is rated PG…but doesn’t EVERYTHING need parental guidance?
Here are 5 messages I received from the film. These points aren’t spoilers; you’re just going to have to put it on your “To See List”.
1- Words can wound and destroy. “My life would be a whole lot better if I didn’t have a mom at all.” Be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it!
2- Earthlings, Martians, and the whole universe, need moms. Moms who are not authoritarian, quick-tempered, and violent; moms who discipline their children and teach them values, respect and good manners.
3- Ruling the world sounds appealing, but nurturing a child is more needed – and rewarding. As women, our nurturing skills are innate and vital to a child’s happiness.
4- Earthlings, Martians, and the whole universe, need dads, too! â€œAll this dancing and playing â€” we must throw them away!.” A loving father is essential to a positive childhood and a good mom knows and appreciates that.
5- “That crazy love thing” may not be politically correct, but it is the only way to happiness. Appreciate the ones you love…Hint: love is a verb!
I know the movie has interesting reviews, controversial, even. Go see “Mars Needs Moms”, wear the 3-D glasses, bring some tissue, and judge for yourself.
I really love these messages and think we need more movies to portray the need for family appreciation.