#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A group of tenants in an apartment block are being forced to move out so that it can be demolished. The tenants are reluctant to move, so the developers hire a local gang to ‘persuade’ them to leave. Fortunately, visiting alien mechanical life-forms come to town. When they befriend the tenants, the aliens use their extraterrestrial abilities to defeat the developers.
Plot: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Smart Tags: #elderly_people #cafe #cafe_owner #property_developer #elderly_protagonist #alien #alien_friendship #alien_sex #demolition #alien_robot #alien_life_form #alien_human_friendship #alien_contact #alien_ally #eviction #arsonist #mistaken_identity #demolishing_a_building #gang #limousine #policeman
|6.7/10 Votes: 31,732|
|6.6 Votes: 474 Popularity: 12.031|
Very tidy little family piece.
Residents of a building under threat of demolition from developers get an answer to their prayers in the form of tiny mechanical aliens.
Firmly embedded in the trench that houses a number of 80s fantastical alienish pictures, *batteries not included is a bit worn around the edges yet still keeps its head above average waters thanks to its unbreakable charm. There is something so joyous about watching bullies N/A getting a dose of their own medicine, and although the outcome here is never in doubt, it’s still an amiable enough ride that manages to lift the spirit and close the picture out with a big cheesy grin. Boasting the solid Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy in the leads, we are in very safe hands, and it may well say Matthew Robbins name on the directors chair, we are in no doubt that producer Stephen Spielberg has his stamp all over this one.
Safe family viewing, 6/10
I remember seeing this film a long time ago as a kid, however I didn’t like it back then because the old woman in this film annoyed me. It had been years since I had last seen this film and my memory of it was very rusty so I thought I give it a new watch now to refresh my memory, and to see if my opinion of the film has changed.
Unfortunately I still don’t like this film and I wasn’t very impressed with it, to me it felt like it dragged on a bit and became boring, and I still hated the old woman. Like a typical old woman she has dementia (memory loss) but what’s even more jarring is how does she know what the alien robots eat? I think the film could have done with more comedy because there hardly was much in the film, it’s like it could have done with batteries included… Overall it’s not a terrible film but it feels poor and it could have been done a lot better.
Cute, sweet, funny and warm
Okay, *batteries not included is not a great film. It’s not meant to be! The makers of this movie were obviously not trying to win any awards, but make a sweet movie for all ages about love, acceptance, friendship and family.
Frank and Faye Riley (Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy)own the cafe that’s located on the first floor of the building they live in. Among the other tenants is a former boxer (Frank McRae), a pregnant woman (Elizabeth Pena) and a starving artist (Dennis Boutsikaris). They band together and try to stop an angry developer (John Pankow) and his assistant (Michael Carmine (II)) out to run them from the building. They’re assisted by some mechanical aliens and discover the meaning of forgiveness and family, acceptance and love.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Matthew Robbins
Writer Mick Garris (story by), Brad Bird (screenplay by), Matthew Robbins (screenplay by), Brent Maddock (screenplay by), S.S. Wilson (screenplay by)
Actors Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Universal/Universal Int
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm