Earthlings and aliens tussle for turf in animated 'Home'

March 26, 2015 4:04 PM

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With exception of “Pixar,” the Hollywood studios seem to think that watching a cartoon for the story is like reading Playboy for the articles. Their target audience wants eye candy. On that score, Dreamworks’ “Home” delivers like a mailman on Valentine’s Day. But when we scratch beneath the sugary surface, there’s something tart inside that’s difficult to digest.

What should an educated adult think about a wandering tribe called the Boov, whose horns are hidden in curly sideburns? Pursued across the galaxy by a mechanized army called the Gorg, the little pastel-colored Boov flee to a lush planet called Earth, where they seize the best territory and confine t...

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