Last Mimzy, The : Movie Review

New Line honcho Bob Shaye has been in the news a lot recently, primarily because of an increasingly acrimonious feud with Peter Jackson over profits from The Lord of the Rings. With The Last Mimzy, Shaye steps back into the director's chair for the first time in over a decade-and-a-half, adapting Lewis Pagett's 1943 short story into a family film. The movie's poor focus and scattershot approach, while not without its charms, represents the kind of product that may divert children but will likely puzzle adults with its inconsistency.

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Author : James Berardinelli