Aliens in the Attic

Aliens in the Attic is a 2009 American family science fiction comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises and starring Carter Jenkins, Austin Butler, Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Boettcher, Henri Young, Regan Young, Josh Peck, J. K. Simmons, Kari Wahlgren, and Thomas Haden Church . The plot revolves around the children in the Pearson family having to defend their vacation house against a group of aliens planning an invasion of Earth until one of the aliens betrayed them and join the Pearson children in battle. The film was previously titled They Came from Upstairs, which is instead used as the films tag line. A video game of the same name was released as well. Aliens in the Attic received mixed to negative reviews from film critics but was a minor box office success. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 31100.

In a Chicago suburb, Stuart Pearson Kevin Nealon and his wife Nina Gillian Vigman head a family that includes 7yearold Hannah Ashley Boettcher, 17yearold hormonal sister Bethany Ashley Tisdale, who has just come back from a secret outing with her boyfriend Ricky Dillman Robert Hoffman, and 15yearold technogeek Tom Carter Jenkins whose high school grades are low. Deciding the family needs some good oldfashioned togetherness, Stuart takes them to a holiday home in the middle of nowhere. Joining them is Uncle Nate Andy Richter, Nates 14yearold son Jake Austin Butler, Nana Rose Doris Roberts, and identical 12yearold twins Art Henri Young and Lee Regan Young. Ricky also arrives unexpectedly and talks his way into staying overnight, by giving them the impression that his car has broken down and needs to be repaired so he can spend time with Bethany, plus saying he isyears old.That night dark storm clouds swirl around the house. Suddenly, the four glowing pods land on the roof. An alien crew emerges, made up of Skip J. K. Simmons, the tough commander, Tazer Thomas Haden Church, a musclebound dude armed to the teeth, Razor Kari Wahlgren, a lethal female alien soldier, and Sparks Josh Peck, a fourarmed techie, who is the only nonthreatening intruder. Since the aliens knocked over the satellite dish Ricky and Tom are sent to fix it. Ricky then reveals to Tom that he lied about his car breaking down, and his age Ricky is actually in college and isyears old, five years older than Bethany. Ricky makes Tom fix the satellite dish by himself but it is beyond repair. Investigating further, Tom and Jake who unexpectedly shows up on the roof discover the aliens. Ricky is captured and implanted with a mind control device. The aliens, called Zirkonians, lay claim to the planet. Like a puppet, Ricky grabs the boys but Tom and Jake break free and get back in the house. ........

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