Meet Dave Review

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A crew of tiny aliens try to save their planet with the use of their humanoid spaceship . However the aliens find themselves in trouble when their ship becomes besoted with an earth woman.

★★★★

The batteries finally wear out on Eddie Murphy’s permagrin in this ghastly blend of E. T. and Fantastic Voyage. “Dave” is actually a human-shaped spaceship (Murphy) operated by a crew of ant-size aliens from a command centre inside his head. The captain (Murphy again) is on a mission to destroy Earth, but after landing in New York and encountering A Big-Haired Kid and his Stepford mom (Banks), he and his crew learn to enjoy hotdogs and come to love our crazy human ways. It might have worked as a YouTube sketch, but at 90 minutes this is pure agony - weak gags, mushy platititudes, plots left dangling like spaghetti and Murphy mugging frantically on Emergency Mr. Bean Mode. Avoid.

Avoid like the plague.