I've spent the last few weeks watching some really brutal horror movies and so I was in desperate need of fluff. Aliens In The Attic is a movie I've had on the back burner for a while and I just got around to watching it. It's really good. This is the type of movie Joe Dante would have made in the 80s and it's actually not too far removed from his movie Small Soldiers. The premise is exactly as the title suggests. While on summer vacation a bunch of kids wage war against an imminant alien invasion. Its an ideal family movie really with heaps to keep the kids entertained as well as plenty for the adults. There are some great subtleties in the humour and the miniature alien creations are fantastic. Also satisfying (for some weird reason) is that this was all shot in New Zealand. That place seems to lend a different aesthetic to any American movie made there. Aliens In The Attic... good stuff.