Moon is a young misfit who has the ability to talk to bugs. Moon has always been perceived as a "misfit" because she spoke baby talk too long. She has a crush on a boy named Hyland who works in a store across the street from her house. Unknown to Moon, Hyland has a serious problem with body contact with other people. Moon also meets Coochie, an endearing ladybug who speaks to her and becomes part of her daily life, advising her. Moon meets a band of kids who also has abilities, including telekinetic twins, a high jumping teen, a fortune teller, a boy with x-ray vision that is a semi-pervert. Leading these misfits is a woman named Auntie who looks early to mid 20s but her actual age is 70. Auntie wants both Moon and Hyland to join her band of misfits because of Moon's abilities and Hyland's ability to dodge other people's attacks.
Moderately entertaining if increasingly juvenile family film
Moderately entertaining if increasingly juvenile family film about a gang of misfit teens with "ultra powers" (minor stuff one sees thru things, one jumps real high, one can sometimes tell the future - but each with a physical drawback that manifests itself when they use those powers) who join up with a teenage girl who speaks with bugs. The film features plenty of CGI effectswork to bring the insects (initially a cute beetle whom the bug-speaking girl befriends, voiced by Jan Lamb; eventually a whole army of insects who threaten war upon humanity) to life, The actress who plays that girl (Isabella Leong) is very expressive and very pretty; but guy who plays her beau is pretty dull. "Twins" Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung (THE TWINS EFFECT, HOUSE OF FURY, etc) appear in small roles as well. The storyline exists simply to carry forward the film's entertainment - which includes a couple of interludes where the characters (and the bugs) suddenly break into song - and the film never does anything more with the concept beyond its simplistic framework.The film will probably be considered pretty inane for American audiences, it's style and sense of humor is far less sophisticated but does carry a charm of its own.
- Sep 9, 2005
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