Friday, March 11, 2011

Mars Needs Moms

Mars Needs Moms opens today. Disney invited me to a screening earlier this week.

Before I give my opinion I'll tell you my daughter who is almost 7 loved it. Really loved it.

Now I'll tell you why I didn't. The whole premise seems to be down on professional women. Martian women have taken over Mars forcing all males to live underground, with no education, while all female children are raised by nanny bots who are programmed with the thoughts of earth moms.
The happy ending is all the nannies being destroyed and returning to traditional families. It's hardly a feminist message. Which I'm sure will be touched on in my daughter's Women Studies course when she goes to college.

Apart from that it is a passable kids movie for parents.

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