Movie Review: Chicken Little

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Chicken Little Summary

In the town of Oakey Oaks, Ace Cluck, also known as Chicken Little, rings the school bell and warns everyone to run for their lives. This sends the whole town into a frenzied panic. Eventually, the head of the Fire Department calms down enough to ask him what is going on. Chicken Little exclaims that the sky is falling, because a mysterious piece of the sky shaped like the nearby stop sign had fallen on his head when he was sitting under the big oak tree in the town square; however, he is unable to find the piece. His father, Buck Cluck, who was once a middle school baseball star, assumes that this “piece of the sky” was just an acorn that has fallen off the tree and has also hit him on the head, making Chicken Little the laughingstock of the town.

A year later, Chicken Little has become infamous in the town for being prone to ruin everything accidentally. His only friends are outcasts like himself: Abby Mallard (nicknamed “Ugly Duckling”), Runt of the Litter (who is an obese and cowardly pig), and Fish Out of Water (who wears a helmet full of tap water to breathe). Trying to help, Abby encourages Chicken Little to talk to his father, but he only wants to make his dad proud of him. He joins his school’s baseball team to recover his reputation and his father’s pride but is made last until the ninth inning of the last game. Chicken Little is reluctantly called to bat by the coach (even though the coach is sure that he will lose the game for them and urges him not to swing). Chicken Little hits the ball and goes the wrong way before he makes it past first, second, and third bases but is met at home plate by the outfielders. He tries sliding onto the home plate but is touched by the ball. While it is presumed he lost the game, the umpire brushes away the dust to reveal Chicken Little’s foot is barely touching home plate, thus declaring Chicken Little safe and the game won; Chicken Little is hailed as a hero for winning the pennant.

Later that night back at home, Chicken Little is hit on the head yet again by the same “piece of the sky” — only to find out that it is not actually a piece of the sky, but a panel that blends into the background (which would thereby explain why he was unable to find it last time). He calls his friends over to help figure out what it is.

When Fish pushes a button on the back of the hexagon, it flies into the sky, taking him with it. It turns out to be part of the camouflage of an invisible UFO piloted by two aliens in metallic armor. After “rescuing” Fish, Chicken Little and his friends are pursued by the aliens throughout a cornfield. Just as they are cornered, Chicken Little manages to ring the bell to warn everyone. However, the town’s mayor, Turkey Lurkey stops to find a penny, Chicken Little reminds them, and they resume, but the aliens escape, leaving an orange alien child behind. No one believes the story and Chicken Little’s reputation is placed in jeopardy yet again. He and his friends discover the alien child, whose name is Kirby, the next morning, a whole fleet of alien spaceships descend on the town and start what appears to be an invasion. The invasion is a misunderstanding, as the two aliens are looking for their lost child and attack only out of concern. As the aliens rampage throughout Oakey Oaks, vaporizing everything in their path, Chicken Little realizes he must return Kirby to his parents to save the planet. First, though, he must confront his father and regain his trust.

In the invasion, Buck, now regaining his pride and trust in his son, defends him from the aliens until they get vaporized. It is then discovered that the aliens were not vaporizing people but teleported aboard the UFO. After Chicken Little and his father return Kirby, It turns out the aliens were touring Earth and came across the town for its acorns. It also reveals that the alien family’s ship has a broken camo panel that “could fall and hit someone on the head.” After everything is explained, the apologetic aliens return everything to normal, and everyone is grateful for Chicken Little’s efforts to save the town. The film ends with Chicken Little, his father, his friends and the citizens of Oakey Oaks watching an in-universe movie depicting an extremely fanciful retelling of the events that transpired, portraying Chicken Little as an action hero also named “Ace”.

Chicken Little Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This movie is cute for kids, and adults. There are also a number of Easter eggs to find if you need a change.

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