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Kidsday review: 'Aliens in the Attic'

We went to a private screening of the movie "Aliens in the Attic. " In this film, the Pearsons go on a vacation with their cousins.  While on vacation, four aliens land in the attic of the home they're renting. The aliens land here to find a special machine to make them bigger so they can then take over the world.  

This movie had so much action, adventure and comedy.  We liked the scene when Nana (played by Doris Roberts) and Bethany's (Ashley Tisdale) boyfriend, Ricky (Robert Hoffman), have a huge battle.  They were both being controlled by the aliens' device.  This device was like a Wii controller that allowed someone to make their movements for them.  The final battle scene was enjoyed by all of us, especially the mini-battle with Bethany and one of the aliens.

We thought "Aliens in the Attic" was funny and creative.  We loved the use of animation with the real characters.  We think this movie is great for boys and girls of all ages.  Once you see this movie, you will be taken away on a fun adventure.  We rate this PG movie a 4 (out of 5).

After seeing the movie, we interviewed Ashley at the MTV offices in Manhattan.  We wanted to know if this was her first time working with animation and if it was challenging.

Ashley said: "It was the first time I did CGI [computer-generated imaging] in a movie.  It's definitely challenging in ways where you're reacting off of something that's not there.  And you don't know what they're doing yet.  And I had an action scene where I had to fight Razor, one of the aliens.  That was just a little complicated but that reminded me of choreography, I think from the training in 'High School Musical' ... it wasn't that bad.  It was a lot of fun. "
We also wanted to know which character  -- Sharpay from "High School Musical" or Bethany from this movie -- was most like her.
She said, "I would go with Bethany for sure just because I think at that age like when I was 17 I probably was that typical teenager who's in love with her boyfriend.  I think Sharpay is kind of way different from my personality. "
Asked if it was tough doing the same scenes over and over again, she said: "No.  I think you do have to have a lot of patience, though.  With movies it kind of takes a little bit longer than TV shows.  I'm used to being on TV and it kind of like goes very quickly and you do a whole show in one night in front of an audience.  Obviously you want to do more takes because each take you do something different.  You just want to get more comfortable with them. "
Ashley also talked to us about her new album.  She told us that she was happy to have one of her own songs featured on the movie soundtrack.
It was great meeting her!

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