This is a movie about an alien named Oh, a misfit village-idiot voiced by Sheldon Cooper (real name Jim Parsons). Oh is part of a cowardly race that peacefully but suddenly colonises Earth to hide from their greatest fear, the planet-eating
The new colonialist rulers forcefully relocate the entire backward ingenuous race (humans) to
Although the alien race took the time to build theme parks with roller coasters in the hopes of keeping the humans in the colonies happy, they fail to understand the importance of familial relations to humans. Their relocation efforts split up Black families, causing much pain and tears. Young Rihanna gets separated from her mother Jennifer Lopez, and the movie sees her making a journey with the help of Oh to find her mom.
Over time, Oh learns that the
Eventually the aliens come to understand what it means to care for others, and realise in their cowardice that humans were not the only race to suffer under them. They make peace with the Gorg, the so-called terrorist race whose entire generation of children they had unwittingly stolen the lives of, which was the real reason why the Gorg were after them.
The movie ends happily ever after with the
Maybe peace in our time is possible. Maybe the West just needs to return ISIS all their children lost in wars waged by the West.
A children's introduction to White colonialism.
Bechdel Test: Pass. Mother and daughter. No human male characters with speaking roles in this story. Speaking of which, where are all the fathers these days?
No. of films seen this year with:
White man saving the world - 5
Non-white/male protagonist - 9
(I'm going to park this film under the first one because Oh saved the world... even though Oh was the one who caused the world to almost be destroyed in the first place.)