Mutant Aliens
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Astronaut Earl Jensen is blasted into space on a routine mission, which is sabotaged by the evil Dr. Frubar, a space program bigwig who plans to twist Earl's "accident" into public relations grist for an outlandish and costly new spacecraft initiative benefiting greedy advertiser cronies. Twenty years later, Earl's orphaned daughter Josie is an accomplished and obsessive astronomer, closely watching the heavens that swallowed her father. When Earl's long-lost ship unexpectedly plummets to earth, followed by a second craft containing bizarre alien creatures, Josie reunites… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Zany, exuberantly irreverent animated space adventure."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A new film from Bill Plympton, the animation master, is always welcome."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's not without its pleasures, but I'll stick with The Tune."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Outrageousness is all Plympton seemed to be going for this time. We miss the quirky amazement that used to come along for an integral part of the ride."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Becomes the last thing you would expect from a film with this title or indeed from any Plympton film: boring."
‑ Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly
"Fans of Plympton's shorts may marginally enjoy the film, but it is doubtful this listless feature will win him any new viewers."
‑ Mark Olsen, L.A. Weekly
"For the future, one hopes Mr. Plympton will find room for one more member of his little band, a professional screenwriter."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Though this rude and crude film does deliver a few gut-busting laughs, its digs at modern society are all things we've seen before."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"While the humor is recognizably Plympton, he has actually bothered to construct a real story this time."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
"It's a work by an artist so in control of both his medium and his message that he can improvise like a jazzman."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The director's twitchy sketchbook style and adroit perspective shifts grow wearisome amid leaden pacing and indifferent craftsmanship (most notably wretched sound design)."
‑ Nick Rutigliano, Village Voice
"This slender plot feels especially thin stretched over the nearly 80-minute running time."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Will no doubt delight Plympton's legion of fans; others may find 80 minutes of these shenanigans exhausting."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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