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"The Last Mimzy" is pretty enjoyable, but not nearly as action-packed or engrossing as I thought it would be from the trailers. The story takes quite a long time to get going and by the time the children are learning and using their cool new powers, the movie doesn't have much time left. The child actors did a great job, as did the parents. However, in my opinion the script-writers made a bad move when they wrote the part of the kids' teacher, Larry White (played by Rainn Wilson from "The Office"). That character (and the actor) was just distracting from the overall story. The kids' supernatural powers came from the "toys," but for some reason Larry has prophetic visions that actually come true (and it's never explained why or how he can do that). The kids' powers were really cool and the family dynamic (the parents freaking out over everything) was well done, but the rest of the stuff with the teacher and the Feds was pretty weak and really served as plot-filler in my opinion... it just wasn't that interesting. Here's a good analogy... if "E.T." had given the Feds a LOT more screen-time and focused on their internal meetings... that's what it was like (vs. just having the Feds as an obstacle and/or a background story element). Overall, despite the script flaws, "The Last Mimzy" is still pretty enjoyable and fun for the whole family.
All in all, I'd give this movie 3.5 STARS (out of 5). Re-watch value: MEDIUM
"The Last Mimzy" is a heartfelt imaginative and enduring story about what could be and the possibilities of what might be. Mimzy is based on the sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett that tells the story of two kids who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys. As the children play with these toys they begin to display higher and higher intelligence levels. AS things start to catch the attention of the adults, including a power outage that shuts down half the city, everyone realizes that there is more to Mimzy than meets the eyes. Things quickly spin out of control as the children fixate on the strange toys and the important mission on which they were sent. When the little girl stats that Mimzy contains a most serious message from the future, and a scientific scan shows that Mimzy is part extremely high level electronic, and part organic. Everyone realizes that they are involved in something incredible but exactly what?
This was a very good story, from the beginning to the end; it was a great way to end the weekend for me. I felt that acting was well done and the whole idea of the story was awesome. I enjoyed seeing the relationship between "Alice and the looking glass" and the children that now had to what needed to be done. I believe this is a movie the whole family would enjoy, and really get a kick out of, the kids were in every way believable, as children who would have found the "toys". I was impressed with Chris O'Neil (Noah Wilder) and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (Emma Wilder), the young actors did a very commendable job and my hats off to the two, the chemistry they displayed as brother and sister was very well displayed. I understand several people have compared this movie to E.T. and I could very well see that comparison, only this time its "Mimzy phone home".
Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars (out of 5). Re-Watch Value: High (I will purchase on DVD.)