A force to reckon with

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 August, 2009, 12:00am

In Walt Disney's digital 3D G-Force, a group of specially trained guinea pigs have to stop an evil consumer electronics mogul who plans to destroy the world with household appliances.

The film is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, with Hoyt Yeatman at the directorial helm. It sees the cute animals armed with all the latest hi-tech spying equipment, and even flashy cars.

They are small and quick, making them the perfect spies. And to guarantee even stealthier collection of information, they use flies and cockroaches to spy on the enemy.

But, before the animal agents can accomplish their mission, they are locked away in a pet shop by the FBI, which believes that sending guinea pigs on a top-secret assignment is a ridiculous idea.

They are bought by two young siblings who force the guinea pigs to put on make-up, wear flowery clothes, and race around all sorts of obstacles on remote-control cars.

The children are a pet's nightmare, and - if nothing else - G Force could make adult viewers think twice before getting their kids a pet.

Towards the end of the movie there is a message about stopping animal cruelty - and at least G-Force itself cannot be accused of having compromised the rights of its little rodent stars in any way, as they are computer generated.