G-Force (2009)

dir. Hoyt Yeatman

G-Force is a family film about a bunch of talking guinea pigs and other animals. For something so inherently basic, it’s weirdly hard to follow. There’s intelligence operations and spy gadgets and microchips and FBI stings and computer viruses. There’s also a cackling British villain played with maximum Britishness by Bill Nighy. All of which makes G-Force seem like an aspiring Die Hard or Mission Impossible. It’s just slightly undermined by the whole “talking guinea pigs” thing. Or plot twists such as the talking mole turning out to be, er, a mole. It feels a bit like a frantic fever dream; it’s very difficult to imagine the concept of “talking FBI guinea pigs” originating anywhere except possibly a crack den.

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