As they spend more and more time together, their differences turn into similarities that bond them to one another. In terms of the vocals, Rihanna comes off better than Parsons, whose speech switches from comical to irritating in record speed. Rihanna, on the other hand, imbues Tip with a welcome vulnerability behind her hardened facade that shows itself more and more as the narrative unravels. As difficult as she had it in Battleship, Rihanna proves herself as a more than capable performer here, perhaps better suited to characters of the more computer generated variety. Like the mild gags and vocal talents of Rihanna - and Lopez, who's also very good - the animation is constantly bright, maintaining an upbeat tone to the film as typical themes such as friendship and individuality are addressed. Home won't do much for DreamWorks' profit margins, but it's a pleasing enough escape from reality - and that's just fine.
Jamie Neish | @EmptyScreens