Great alien designs and outer space mileau form the basis for the film. It gives problematic children a face in animated movies and none of those heroic characters that are typical Disney which make the movie an interesting challenge to watch for once. Superb soundtrack consisting mostly of Elvis Presley songs. Great to have the location on Hawaii too. Only an action-based finale with an easy outcome disappoints.
This movie is great! Especially the human family characterization is just amazing, maybe sometimes it loses too much time with the slapstick humor, but it's never annoying and it made smile at time. A funny, cute and sometimes even smart (I mean, the running jokes about mosquitoes are genius) Movie. At times it somewhat reminded me just a little of Miyazaki's stuff (but with Russians alien).