This movie is a great example of the incredible hurdle a motion picture enterprise has to overcome if their story hinges on the acting abilities of somebody under the age of 15. Don't get me wrong, the other components of this movie suck to a tremendous degree. But every time that kid spoke it was like being lightly tapped in the back of the head with a 10 lb sledge hammer. The only nice thing I can say about this movie is that the robot special effects were actually pretty good. Too bad about the rest of it.