When an astronaut tapped to man the first flight to Mars is injured, NASA replaces him with hapless spacecraft designer Fred Z. Randall. Teamed with a commander, a mission specialist and a trained chimp, Randall nearly brings down the mission.
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- Stuart Gillard
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; tour of space camp and Johnson Space Center.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Fred and a number of other characters do pratfalls that look fun, but could be dangerous if kids attempt them, like running into someone who's injured, breaking a window, etc. The movie also contains some perilous scenes where the main characters nearly die in a space accident, making this movie a better fit for kids 7 and up. There is also some toilet humor.
- Sexual Content
- Fred and Julie dance and kiss once.
- A lot of comic clumsiness that results in injuries: A man gets hit in the head with a toy and suffers a skull fracture. Fred careens out of control and hits a man in a wheelchair. Fred and Bill almost die when they run out of oxygen. Bill gets trapped under a space vehicle. The whole team almost dies when their spacecraft gets hit and starts to freefall to the Mars surface. Ulysees the chimp bites Fred and Fred waves him around, knocking him into things.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Fred is the equivalent of a 10-year-old boy in maturity level, farting openly, not taking responsibility, and not taking anything seriously. Fred also sacrifices and nearly gives his life for his colleagues.
- A lot of Disney characters are mentioned in the film. Fred sings songs from The Wizard of Oz and Pinocchio. Fred wears a Mr. Peanut t-shirt.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Fred and Bill go to a bar, where Fred drinks lots of shots, gets drunk, and forces Julie to dance with him. Julie tells Bill, "Getting someone drunk like that is wrong."
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it