Cute. And brave to make alien invasion the subject of a children movie. Nicely done. We have humans in concentration camps, and aliens convinced that they are the saviors and humans should be thankful. This was is a very good translation of war, war crimes to children. The plot is by no means a simplistic one. It twists and turns and allows to contrast human concepts to the aliens's behavior and thinking.
The animation is really limited and poor but there's a lot of multiculture in the movie and the main character has a different type of body and i think that matters. Shading the consumerism and the exploitation of animals comparing them to humans did it for me.
It's cute, it's amiable, but it's not the movie DreamWorks needs right now. They need to find a franchise for them that's as ingenious, and, for them, as lucrative as "Shrek" and "Madagascar" were. There may be some hope in "How to Train Your Dragon" and "The Croods," but after three underperforming films and relatively negative reviews for this, it's gonna be hard to pair "Home" with one of the studio's big winners.
Colorful aliens, dramatic adult situations and universal story of friendship make this a winner for many kids as it also is good natured and doesn't go to deep into the darker aspects of a possible alien invasion. You need to love the music from mainstream music company Stargate and Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez who fills through this film as they promote their songs while also doing the voice work.