FILM TITLE: LUIS AND THE ALIENS
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 7-9PG H L P V
DISTRIBUTOR: BLACK SHEEP FILMS
DIRECTOR: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
MAIN CAST: Callum Maloney; Dermot Magennis; Ian Coppinger
LANGUAGE: Low to mild impact and fairly frequent language describing people or situations and might even be seen as demeaning to others
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: Low impact and fairly frequent class prejudice
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: Low to mild fairly frequent animated violence with no death or injured people seen
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: Themes are complex and educational which explore makingfriends with aliens, child services going after Luis, missing a sense of belonging, alien transformations, young man’s desperation attempts to prove his father is a normal being, taking children to child services, lies told by the social worker, hiding in plain sight by the intergalactic police, adventure on earth by aliens, bad parenting, unloving father, scary person who turns out to be an alien. Themes of being a bully, changing characters by aliens and bad parenting might be upsetting, disturbing and distressing to children younger than 7 years but mitigated by the overall positive message of love, hope and trust in this good alien animation film. Parental guidance is recommended to parents can help unpack some of the alien themes as they might be phycological confusing to children younger than 7 years.