Light years (sorry) more fun than I was expecting, though you can definitely see the calculations behind a lot of its decisions. Surprisingly, the fart alien was one of the most enjoyable examples. And the balls on this movie to leave it til over half its running time to unveil Martin Short!
Still, the parts of this that were clearly aimed at the mums and dads were what kept my interest. Aside from the Goo Goo Dolls-soundtracked montage, which was a very strange choice, even if the song is an almost convincing rip-off of one of my favourite Replacements songs.
Maybe this isn't surprising considering Musker and Clements had been sitting on this idea since the mid-eighties, but this was far closer in style and tone to The Great Mouse Detective than I anticipated! In a good way!
David Hyde Pierce was especially perfectly cast as David Hyde Pierce In Space.