Two time Oscar-winning visual effects artist Hoyt Yeatman makes his feature directorial debut with this Jerry Bruckheimer-produced family film following a group of highly trained guinea pigs on their mission to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world. Beginning in the Civil War -- when carrier pigeons delivered messages from the front lines -- the American government has been covertly training animals to work in espionage. The latest government program is a clandestine espionage team known as "G-Force," which includes a team of ultra-intelligent guinea pigs who share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans. Comprised of unpredictable weapons expert Blaster (voice of Tracy Morgan), alluring martial arts expert Juarez (voice of Penélope Cruz), stealthy reconnaissance expert Mooch, and a star-nosed mole named Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage), who specializes in computers, this crack team of agents is fronted by heroic squad leader Darwin (voice of Sam Rockwell). When a deranged billionaire hatches a plan to control the entire planet through common household appliances, the G-Force leaps into action on a mission to ensure that he does not succeed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
My score is based on the average score given by our four children, ages 8 to 17. This wasn't a bad movie, but not one of Disney's better movies. The animation was excellent, but the writing was poor. The characters had stereotypical personalities with sound bite lines awkwardly stitched together. I laughed more than the children did, but it wasn't a very humorous movie from my standpoint. Although you may not think writing and dialogue would matter to children, it seems to have a significant impact on how our children view the movie. If our children were between 4 and 10, their rating would have likely been much higher. Compared to an average Pixar movie, this movie was not in the same league.