Boy, aliens form bond

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Arts & Entertainment -

★★ LUIS AND THE ALIENS Di­rected by: Christoph Lauen­stein and Wolf­gang Lauen­stein

Star­ring: Fran­ciska Friede, Lea Thomp­son and Will Forte. Show­ing at: Bay­west, Board­walk, Hem­ing­ways

An 11-year-old boy called Luis be­friends three tiny aliens af­ter they crash their UFO into his house in this harm­less Warner Bros an­i­mated fam­ily film.

Luis is a lonely out­sider while the aliens have come to Earth to buy a mas­sage bed from a shop­ping chan­nel they’ve been watch­ing on their moth­er­ship. Poor Luis is largely ig­nored by his dad, a crack­pot UFO ob­ses­sive who is so busy peer­ing into his tele­scope that he for­gets to pay at­ten­tion to his son. In be­tween get­ting picked on at school, young Luis must help the aliens em­bark on a wild quest to re­turn to their mother ship.

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