Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Yes.
Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Yes.
Language: One f-bomb, minimal use of language otherwise.
Sex/Romance: A very...randy young boy and one allusion to masturbation (You'll never guess what I caught him doing type thing).
Violence/Gore: Some violence, no real gore.
Music: The music often indicated way more tension than there actually was.
Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : Nope. In fact, pretty much as soon as the credits started I paused them and left to watch the sunset.
Was there a food pairing? : Taquitos! I had a small bowl of salsa and one of queso for dipping the taquitos in, so you could say it was a pretty fancy affair 😅
Here's what bugged me:
The plot had plenty of holes in it.
The story made me laugh really hard several times when it wasn't supposed to make me laugh. (Some of the big revelations were just so absurd.)
The characters all felt pretty shallow and good gracious they were so stupid most of the time that it made me want to scream!
<<<<<SPOILER>>>>> The ending. These children had just lost everyone they ever knew or loved, the only life they knew, the world they knew, literally everything about their lives was destroyed, and they just skip off laughing like isn't this fun being diminuitive oddities to evolved humans that don't even speak our language with no clue how to proceed with our lives anymore? ╰(*°▽°*)╯ <<<<<END SPOILER>>>>>
Here's what I loved:
The concept. It is a killer idea, and the base of the story is really good.
If you just want a fun movie to spend some time or you need something a bit lighter but still "dramatic", I think this is a good fit. Just don't expect anything super deep or mind-blowing.
Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : I guess so, sure.
In the End: 3 out of 5 stars. Fascinating concept, but sloppy execution.