Movie Man Mike gives us the skinny on guinea pigs
G-Force (B-). I went to see this movie for free as part of Dallas CASA’s promotion of its annual Parade of Playhouses fundraising event. I wasn’t expecting much from it, but I have to say that I found myself laughing numerous times during the movie. Of course, it’s a film aimed at kids, but even as an adult, I could appreciate a lot of the jokes. The special effects were pretty good. I think my favorite character was the mole. Nicolas Cage (Trespass) did the voice for the mole and I wouldn’t have recognized it as him until I saw the credits. The storyline follows a group of highly-trained FBI guinea pigs who are trying to steal a secret computer program from an evil billionaire, Leonard Saber. There is also a trained fly and a bunch of trained cockroaches, which was kind of gross. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It’s a long ways from Academy material, but it was fun. Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.