HOME – Blu-ray Review
Home is the latest Dreamworks animated adventure, letting us explore and view the world of an alien whose crashed on earth, trying to flee his kind and also trying to blend in with the rest of us. Does this mixture work again or is Home something entirely fresh?
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
Home is a pretty fun kids movie. Simple as that. I won’t try to go into strict detail, trying to dissect more than whats there, but Home does what it sets out to do and that is to entertain. I don’t think it’s a super memorable film, but I did find the entire run to be quite fun. The animation is smooth, while all the colors are vivid. As far as the story goes, it is a tad cliche, but like I said, is purely entertaining. It has a nostalgic feel to it, channeling a sort of early 2000’s Monster Inc. vibe which I immensely enjoyed.
My only problem with Home is only on part of the casting. While I am super happy to have a diverse cast, I didn’t feel that Rihanna was the right choice for Tip. Rihanna simply has a voice that sounds like a grownup, so it didn’t really fit the child like qualities of the character. It was a little hard to get by, but it was all fun nonetheless. I did feel that Jim Parson was the perfect choice for Oh. His playful spirit really comes through and adds a layer of fun to the character of Oh.
I’d definitely recommend this film if you’re fans of Dreamworks other works and just want a fun little movie to bring back slight childhood memories.