- 1 hr 21 min
Homeward is a 2020 family adventure movie directed by Michael Johnson and starring Joey Lawrence, James Cullen Bressack, and Kim Little. The movie follows a group of aliens stranded on Earth who must find their way back home to their planet. The movie opens with a spaceship crash-landing on Earth, leaving the crew members stranded and separated from each other. The main character, a blue-colored alien named Oh, is separated from his family and is left alone to find his way back home. Oh is joined by a group of Earthlings, including a teenage girl named Jessica and her father, to embark on a journey to find his lost family and reunite with them.
The movie progresses with Oh and his Earthling companions encountering different obstacles on their journey. They face challenges such as navigating unfamiliar terrain and avoiding the watchful eyes of the government and the military who are also searching for the stranded aliens. Oh and his companions must find ingenuity and creativity to outwit their human pursuers, and find clues to help them reach their destination.
Along the way, Oh learns more about human culture and sees the good and the bad in the people he meets. He becomes increasingly touched and fascinated by the idea of human emotions and falls in love with the daughter of one of his human companions. With this new understanding of the human world, he becomes more motivated than ever to return to his planet and build bridges between human and alien races.
As the story progresses, Oh and his companions must also face intense, action-packed scenes as they evade close encounters with the government and military forces. They find themselves in the middle of a life-and-death struggle to rejoin with his family and possibly take them back to their planet.
Overall, Homeward is a thrilling and heartwarming story of adventure, friendship, and unity. The characters are fleshed out, the storyline is intriguing, and the animation is fantastic. The film's unique angle of telling the story from the point of view of stranded aliens looking to get home provides a refreshing twist to the classic sci-fi narrative. The chemistry between the actors feels genuine and plays well into the overall storyline.
Since its release, Homeward has earned praise for its aesthetic appeal and engaging storyline. It stands as an excellent choice for families seeking to enjoy an exciting, wholesome film. The movie will leave viewers feeling uplifted and inspired to connect with those around them, even if those individuals are from another planet.
Homeward is a 2020 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.5.