'Home' is barely better than routine

March 26, 2015 7:01 AM

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Some nice visual gags help lift “Home,” the new animated adventure from DreamWorks, above the routine, but not by much. Small fry will get a kick out of this ultimately heartwarming sci-fi tale, but their parental units won’t find it especially memorable.

The premise – taken from Adam Rex’s source novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday” – isn’t bad: a race of marshmallow-shaped aliens called the Boov have to jump from planet to planet to escape their age-old enemy, the Gorg. The Boov are an amusing bunch of conformists, but they have no intestinal forti...

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