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Aliens Ate My Homework
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 89 minutes
Genre: Live-action Sci-Fi
Age: Grades 5-8, 10-14
Number of Discs: 1
Available: Online and at local retailer
Based on Bruce Coville’s best-selling book series, this suspenseful family comedy follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the allies’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human–someone he knows all too well–Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.
Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms
Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen
On the Set with Bruce Coville
The Galactic Patrol Wants You!
This Reviewer’s Take:
Many parents and teachers complain that children just don’t read enough. The simple fact is children read when they have books they can read and enjoy that interest their sensibilities and insensibilities. Aliens Ate My Homework did just that when published in 1993. It is a full generation later now reborn as the movie Aliens Ate My Homework. Its inventive action and science fun appeal to middle-schoolers as does its rude humor and grossness. This is an underdog misfit story. Kids will love its comical twist as Rod and the Galactic Patrol bests B’kr. Bet that after viewing this movie, many of them will give author Bruce Coville’s four Alien Adventures a rebirth.