G-Force is a 2009 American family comedy spy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Written by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley and directed by Hoyt Yeatman, the film is the directorial debut of Hoyt Yeatman, whose earlier work includes contributions in the area of visual effects. It was released in the United States on July 24, 2009. G-Force is based on a story also by Hoyt Yeatman. The film was shown in competing 3-D technologies like Dolby 3D. This is also Jerry Bruckheimer's first 3-D film. The movie stars Zach Galifianakis, Bill Nighy, and Will Arnett and it features the voices of Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, Penélope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, and Jon Favreau.
Armed with the latest high-tech spy gear, a guinea pig named Darwin and his team of specially trained rodents are often the last line of defense against chaos and destruction. But when the government shuts them down and ships them off to a pet shop, Darwin and his gang will have to find a way to break out and prevent a mad billionaire from taking over the world.
Why It Sucks
- The premise of guinea pigs working as an elite agency is terrible.
- The acting is terrible and hammy, particularly from Will Arnett.
- Annoying and unlikeable characters, especially Hurley, voice by Jon Favreau.
- Bad CGI especially on the guinea pigs. It looks almost as bad as Kangaroo Jack, which was produced by Warner Bros.
- Also the guinea pigs look more like hamsters than guinea pigs. Only hamsters are thin like that; guinea pigs are plumper.
- Excessive amount of product placement, such as Pepsi and Facebook.
- The plot is bad and highly unoriginal.
- Poor character development, which is all one-dimensional.
- A massive "jump-the-shark" moment where we find out that Speckles turns out to have been evil all along, only to reform at the end of the climax.
- Many scenes of animal cruelty, like a girl dressing up Juarez.
- Mooch, the fly, is a dumb and pointless character and does almost nothing throughout the movie.
- Most of the special effects are poor, such as the explosion effects.
- The direction is very poor.
- Most of the supporting characters, such as Ben and Kip, are pointless.
- Tracy Morgan's voice for the 3 mice that are pointless and very annoying.
- The secondary antagonist: Leonard Saber, played by Bill Nighy, is pretty lame and generic.
- Lots of filler and plot-holes.
- The scene where the pet shop when a teen throws Hurley into a cage next to a snake's cage can be frightening for a kids movie. Same can also be said for when Speckles was seemingly crushed by a garbage truck.
- Potty humor, such as Hurley's fart.
- Decent soundtrack from Trevor Rabin.
- The song "Jump" by Flo Rida is pretty catchy.
- At least, its not rehash for other spy movies.
- Good voice acting for the CGI animals, such as Sam Rockwell as Darwin.
- The action is manic and pretty amazing.
- The scene with RC Cars is very fast paced and entertaining.
- The concept had potential.
- Kids will enjoy this movie.
- At least the CGI characters don't look that unsettling, unlike something like this.
- The video game adaptation it spawned is an improvement over the movie.
G-Force got mostly negative reviews. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 22% based on 126 reviews, with an average rating of 4.43/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "G-Force features manic action, but fails to come up with interesting characters or an inspired plot.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews", but for some reason, it did performed well at the box office, earned $292.8 million on a $150 million budget.