When young 8-year-old Judy loses her 1-year-old sister, Maria, to alien abduction, little does she know that many, many years later, she would meet Maria again in rather changed circumstances and that she would be responsible for saving the world from the villainous plans of aliens from across the galaxy, to rule over all of humanity. When Adam, Judy’s son is the same age she was, when she lost her sister, the alien ships return. But this time, it appears to be an accident. But when Adam befriends the aliens, it is no coincidence that he is involved deep in their plan this time around.
Adam and the Aliens is an adorable screenplay by writer Nathaniel Baker. It is the childhood fantasy of every young kid, of spaceships, aliens, free flight in the skies, evil villains who plan to take over the world, Alien superpowers and their counter powers, and finally, the 8-year-old hero who saves the world from the space invaders while reuniting the family in the process.
Adam and the Aliens is not just fantasy. It is as grounded in reality as the bullies at school and the loss of one’s favourite toy. The screenplay brings out the nuances of emotions in every character, though a very visual style of writing. Reading the screenplay brings the scenes visually alive, beautifully framed, shot and edited as a colourful animated feature. Adam and the Aliens is an adorable tale with many morals and positive messages, sugar-coated with the dazzle of fantasy, of aliens and spaceships, that never ages.