Aliens in the AtticJuly 31, 2009
A group of kids must protect their vacation home from invading aliens.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 5.3/10 (6,853 voted)
Critic's Score: 42/100
Stars: Ashley Tisdale, Robert Hoffman, Carter Jenkins
Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet.
Writers: Mark Burton, Adam F. Goldberg
Nana Rose Pearson
Uncle Nathan Pearson
Sheriff Doug Armstrong
The aliens vs. the Pearsons
Release Date: 31 July 2009
Filming Locations: Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,008,423
(2 August 2009)
Did You Know?
Working title: They Came From Upstairs. This title appeared in some early promotional materials before being changed to
Aliens in the Attic.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
The Sheriff is angry that Uncle Nathan has no license plate on the front of his car, but this is irrelevant because Michigan does not require a front license plate.
If you're smart enough to hack into the school's computer, you're smart enough to pass math.
If Kids Wrote Reviews, This'd Be Rated Higher
I saw this movie with my 2 kids — ages 3 and 9. Although I can't say I
cared for it much, they LOVED it. I've never seen my daughter (the 3
year old) laugh so much or sit so still at a movie.
As a grumpy adult, I couldn't ignore the irrational plot line. My kids
could care less, and they adored the clever funny dialogue and the
silly slapstick comedy.
I'd strongly recommend that adults stay away. I'd also strongly
recommend that anyone with kids go see it.
My rating of 8 is an average. I give it a 4, but both kids give it a
10. That averages out to an 8.