After seeing the trailers for this movie, I was concerned it was going to be very political and preachy. Oh how I was surprised at its awesomeness. And this is NOT a Kid's movie! Rating: 5 out of 5 Lets start with the negative. My two concerns seeing the trailer was that the movie was some anti-war/anti-military with a beat you over the head environmental message similar to WALL-E. While those themes are present, they are balanced by the Human main character and a spoiler I wont ruin for you. The environmental message ends no stronger than it was in Independence Day. There were also a few little things that detract from the movie but compared to the total package they can be ignored, for example: the Terran aircraft able to keep pace with Human craft that can travel between atmosphere and space. The basic story line is that the Human race terraformed Mars and Venus but a civil war between the three planets lead to their destruction. So the remnants of the Human race survived on an Ark ship (cough... Firefly/Serenity... cough) and aimed it at the closest habitable planet, Terra. The story is focused at two main characters, the Terran Mala (Rachel Evan Wood) and the Human Lt Jim Stanton (Luke Wilson) as they struggle to fight for the survival of their respective races. Other actors in this movie include: Chris Evans, Justin Long, Brian Cox, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, and Mark Hamill. As I mentioned earlier, this is not a Kid's movie. The bright and shiny CG animation covers some very dark scenes. Difficult moral decisions and their consequences assault the characters throughout the movie. And if the bitter-sweet ending doesn't leave you with a tear in your eyes or on your cheek, I suggest seeing a doctor about the condition of your heart. I saw this movie in 3-D and was happy to see none of the stupid "Look its 3-D" elements that other movies put in. The 3-D was just used to aid in drawing the audience into the story. I plan on buying this movie as soon as it is out on DVD and putting it right next to Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Firefly/Serenity, TMNT and Stardust. I'd be very surprised if any of the summer blockbusters will have a perfect a mix of action, story and characters. Please go see this movie.