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    Milo (Mars Needs Moms)

    Note:
    Not to be confused with Milo from Fish Hooks.
    Milo
    Milo.jpg
    "My life would be so much better if I didn't have a mom at all!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Selfish Little Jerk
    The Brattier Side of Milo
    Age: 9
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Seth Dusky (voice)
    Seth Green (motion-capture)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Mars Needs Moms


    Milo is the main protagonist of the Berkeley Breathed book Mars Needs Moms and the critically-panned 2011 computer-animated science fiction adventure film adaptation of the same name from Walt Disney Pictures and ImageMovers Digital. He is portrayed by Seth Green for motion-capture and voiced by Seth Dusky in Mars Needs Moms.

    Sadly, he got flanderized badly in the 2011 film adaptation to the point of being unlikable.

    Why Life Would Be Better If We Didn't Deal with Him at All

    Note: This only applies to his character in Disney's 2011 film adaptation since his original book counterpart is likable.

    1. He has been flanderized beyond recognition and has lost all of the charm and likability he had in the book, as he has gone from a mischievous, yet insecure and sympathetic 5 year old boy to a spoiled and rebellious 9 year old brat who generally acts like a jerk to his mother with no sympathetic or redeeming qualities whatsoever.
      • Aside from being a selfish little twerp, his only personality trait is liking zombie movies.
      • Once he goes to Mars, he basically drops any form of personality and just starts stating the obvious while occasionally saying nonsensical statements at random, to the point where its debatable whether or not he can be considered a character.
    2. He violated his mother's "No broccoli, no TV" rule by feeding it to the cat and watching TV when he was supposed to eat it.
    3. He has an argument with his mother after she sets him chores to complete over the summer when he wants it to be fun.
    4. His infamous “My life would be so much better if I didn’t have a mom at all!” line is such a heartless thing for a child to say to their own parent that it kills any dignity he had until then. I’m sorry, we’re meant to root for this guy?
      • To be fair, there are kids his age that do say stupid stuff like these which their own parents generally won't take it personally, but what he said here is way too mean-spirited and demeaning, even for kids like him.
    5. His voice by Seth Dusky is very annoying to listen to.
    6. His design is uncanny, as he looks more like a teenager than an actual 9-year-old.
    7. His descriptions of his mother are completely askew, where to him, she‘s nothing more than strict, a cleaner, a dinner maker, and someone who takes him to Disneyland... and yes, he really says just that.
    8. He is completely disagreeable with almost every rule his mom gives him, which makes him unruly and stubborn.
    9. He is so dumb that he's unable to grasp the easiest of information and nothing more. For example, when Gribble explains in full detail why he’s on Mars and says why he was never able to see his mother again, Milo literally says, “What do you mean?”.
    10. The way he says the world of trash is awesome when he sees, is one of the most forced "whimsical" lines in the entire movie.
    11. He killed Seth Dusky's career due to the failure of this film he stars in.
      • Not only did he kill Seth Dusky's career, but he and the film's failure also killed the film's studio ImageMovers Digital's deal with Disney.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He decided to apologize to his mother, but when the aliens kidnap her, he risked his life to save her, showing that he truly cares about her.
      • Speaking of that, at least Milo did apologized to his mom for what he said to her earlier, but that still doesn't excuse the long scene from Number 4. Then again, he said that he was sorry for everything that was wrong of himself, and redeemed himself in the end.
    2. As mentioned stated, Seth Dusky was a decent choice for voicing him, despite his voice is very annoying.

    Trivia

    • Actor Seth Green, on top of being the motion capture actor for Milo, was also initially cast as his voice actor before his performance was deemed as sounding too mature for the character. It was subsequently cut and re-recorded by child actor Seth R. Dusky prior to the film's release despite the first trailer for the film featuring Green's dialogue.
    • On December 5, 2018, YouTuber RebelTaxi uploaded a video covering the production history of and reviewing every film released by ImageMovers Digital, where he jokingly advocated for the release of Seth Green's original performance complete with the hashtag “#ReleaseTheSethGreenCut”.
    • Earlier that year, YouTuber Justin Wilton ripped the film from its Blu-Ray release to use for his review of the film. After converting the video file, he found that a lower quality recording of Green's dialogue tracks were used in his ripped copy instead of Dusky's, despite his performance being the only English language setting on the disc menu and Green's not even being displayed as an accessible option. Assuming that the availability of the Seth Green cut was already known, its existence remained unknown to the wider public until he was prompted by #ReleaseTheSethGreenCut comments he saw online to announce his discovery on May 29, 2020. The following day, he uploaded the Seth Green cut of the movie to the Internet Archive.

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