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G-Force is a 2009 CGI/live action film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Walt Disney Pictures in Disney Digital 3-D. Written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley (credited as "The Wibberleys"), the film is the directorial debut of Hoyt Yeatman.

The film revolves around a special FBI organization of trained secret agent animals, equipped with advanced tools including an advanced earpiece that allows the mammalian members to talk to humans. The movie follows an attempt by corrupt officials to remove the G-Force and the group's attempts to survive and reconnect to take them down.

Not to be confused with G-Force: Guardians of Space, the second American adaptation of the classic anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.


  • Abusive Parents: Darwin was disowned by his biological parents just for being "the runt of the litter". Luckily Ben and Marcie took him in along with the other agents.
  • Action Girl: Juarez, natch! She's the only female of the group, and is a super-spy just like the rest.
  • Actor Allusion: Speckles hates cages.
  • Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The Japanese theme can be found here.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: The main characters are genetically modified guinea pigs who are super agents that can talk with humans and are extremely intelligent. Except they're revealed to be regular guinea pigs who simply received special training - apparently all rodents are intelligent in this world.
  • Animal Espionage: The entire premise, which features guinea pigs as spies. Provides the page image.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care: Guinea pigs do not eat cake - their diet is primarily fresh vegetables, pellets, hay, and alfalfa (much like how one would feed a rabbit). The film also shows them running in exercise balls and hamster wheels, which should not be given to guinea pigs as they can injure their backs from using them.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Darwin was disowned by his family for being the runt of the litter. In real life, guinea pig mothers don't abandon babies they don't want or can't take care of - they eat them.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The final battle against appliances.
  • Badass Adorable: Darwin, Blaster and Juarez. Ditto for Speckles.
  • Band of Brothers: The group of super agents consists of Darwin, Blaster, Juarez, Mooch, Speckles and eventually Hurley. Seeing each other as a Family of Choice is a central theme of the film.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "Yanshu is the Chinese word for mole!"
  • Big Eater: Hurley, who's always eating whatever food he could find despite already being a big guinea pig. One of his favorite foods is cake.
  • Black Comedy Animal Cruelty: A teenage boy hurling a guinea pig across a pet shop, past the snake tank, and then forcing another guinea pig into a speeding toy car, is Played for Laughs. It's presented as wrong and the boy gets his comeuppance, but it's also presented as funny.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Poor Speckles cannot see without his special goggles and always panics when he loses his. Justified since he's a mole.
  • The Calls Are Coming from Inside the House: It turns out the mysterious business partner Sabre has been working with was not in China, but in his basement all along.
  • Cassandra Truth:
    • When Ben explains his dilemma to the FBI, nobody takes him seriously.
    • When the FBI attempt to phone for backup because they're being attacked by guinea pigs, one of them is hesitant to make the phone call due to the oncoming disbelief.
  • Colony Drop: The true purpose of Cluster Storm: The remote-controlled Saberling appliances/drones would in turn construct powerful magnetic nodes capable of attracting all the space debris around Earth to come crashing down and devastate the planet.
  • Dance Party Ending: The movie ends with the G-Force team dancing together to Flo Rida and Nelly Furtado's "Jump".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Each of the four members of G-Force has one as explained to them by Ben.
    • Juarez was rescued at a roadside tapas stand in the Pyrenees from nearly becoming a delicacy for human consumption, much to her horror.
    • Blaster was rescued from a cosmetics company that were testing him illegally of a hair gel for allergic reactions.
    • Speckles was rescued right before his home was dug out to build a golf course.
    • Darwin was purchased at a pet store and was abandoned by his parents because he was the runt of the litter.
  • Disney Death: Hurley and Speckles
  • Easily Forgiven: Downplayed with Speckles. While he isn't locked away, he does now have to spend the rest of his time removing all the chips he installed from every machine he's compromised
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first thing Hurley does is fart very loudly while he's sleeping, just to let you know where all the fart jokes will come from.
  • Evil All Along: Speckles, at least until his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Farts on Fire: Blaster sets one of Hurley's farts ablaze while they're stuck in the pet shop in an attempt to blow up the glass cage.
  • Fingore: Juarez threatens the girl who wants to dress her up that she'll sever her finger if she does so. Not that she can hear her.
    Juarez: You try to put a bow on me, you gonna lose a finger.
  • Five-Temperament Ensemble: Darwin (choleric), Mooch (melancholic), Hurley (phlegmatic), Blaster (sanguine), and Juarez (leukine).
  • Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better
  • Foreshadowing: Speckles was the only one who had his hands on the captured data and USB after it was downloaded, and thus in the perfect position to completely sabotage it.
    Speckles: I'm a mole. I got a thing for worms.
  • Glass Smack and Slide:
    • Blaster's attempt to break through the glass cage fails, his leap ends up smooshing the side of his face into the glass, then he slides down and says "This might be a good time for a nap" before falling over backwards.
    • Hurley is hurled into the snake cage, and screams in terror as the snake opens its mouth and lunges to eat him. But the snake bonks the inside of its mouth against the glass partition separating it from Hurley, and slumps as its coils pile up behind its head.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Speckles' family was killed by humans, his father asks him to do the same if he gets the chance, and he does... until he sees that the 2 humans who adopted and cared for him were in the path of his vengeance.
  • Hive Mind: The mice.
  • Hobbling the Giant: The guinea pigs escape two little kids by dropping a net on them and wrapping rope around their legs, making them fall into a shallow kiddie pool.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The key to stopping Cluster Storm is the USB infected with the extermination virus, the very same virus Speckles used to cover his tracks.
  • Homicide Machines: All the appliances in the film and video game, ranging from food processors to paper shredders.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: During the climax.
  • It's All My Fault: Ben says this after being told of Speckles' death, leading him to tell the G-Force about their own dark pasts.
  • Karma Houdini: The teenage boy. He flings a guinea pig across the pet shop and makes him do stunts in a car. The only comeuppance he gets is his guinea pig runs (or drives) away.
  • Like Reality, Unless Noted: A tech has been developed that proves animals' sentience, yet no one has raised word in animal rights groups and pet stores are still in business. Not even the guinea pigs seem interested in getting word out.
  • Love Triangle: Blaster and Darwin over Juarez. Thankfully, there's no emotional conflict or rivalry between the three.
  • May Contain Evil: The movie starts with the titular G-Force investigating Leonard Saber, the head of a major home electronics company, who has recently developed a new microchip. They seemingly plan for global extermination on his computer, but it ends up being fake. Later they investigate a new Saberling coffee maker and discover that they where right after all. Specifically, the microchips are able to turn any electronic they are put into into a killer robot (don't ask how a simple microchip can radically alter hardware) and all the chips will activate in less than 48 hours. When the team returns to Sabers mansion to shut down the mainframe, it's revealed that Saber himself was completely unaware of the chips' true purpose. The plan was actually orchestrated by his shadowy engineer, Mr. Yanshu, who is actually Speckles the mole, a member of G-Force who faked his own death earlier in the movie. He planned to use the chips to kill all humans as revenge for the deaths of his family.
  • Mega-Corp: Saberling is apparently this in the appliance industry, having been voted the #1 consumer electronics brand in the world.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: by Speckles.
  • The Mole: Speckles the mole was secretly helping Leonard Saber to make his Saberling appliances (using audio-only communication and a voice modifier). Blaster even says "I can't believe the mole... was 'The Mole'!"
  • Parental Abandonment: Darwin was abandoned by his biological parents because he was the runt of the litter.
  • Poking Dead Things with a Stick: Speckles the mole plays dead in an attempt to get out of the pet shop. To make it convincing, he has to silently endure the shop owner prodding him with a pen.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: As punishment for what he's done, Speckles has to remove all the killer control bugs from all the machines and Agent Killian has been reassigned to Antarctica for his disbelief.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: They developed a technology that allows animals to talk and proves they are sentient, and all they do is teach them how to be secret agents. Granted, when their attempt to impress the FBI with the data goes awry thanks to sabotage, Ben tries to argue against shutting them completely down by pointing out their success in proving animal sentience and its possible applications even if they don't become secret agents, but Agent Killian replies back that all he's done is made animals that are now a national security risk and clearly considers the whole thing a joke not worth investment. Things might change for them in the finale considering they got the president's acknowledgement and approval, but that's as far as the film goes.
  • The Reliable One: Mooch. Serves as a distraction on their missions, flies back to headquarters to get back in contact with Ben, serves as lookout when the team is being pursued, accompanies Darwin and provides live footage of Speckle's confession, and catches the USB at the climax. He may not talk, but the team sure as hell wouldn't get a thing done without him.
  • Serkis Folk
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sit on the Camera:
    Darwin: Get your butt out of my face!
    Hurley: Get your face out of my butt!
  • Spicy Latina: Juarez.
  • Take That!: The mice are the only rodents with Helium Speech, and depicted as idiots. Yeah.
    Juarez: Ay ay ay! I look like Paris Hilton's Chihuahua!
  • The Tease: Juarez to Darwin and Blaster. When Blaster complains about her keeping them in confusion and desparation, she replies that is exactly how she likes it.
  • Title Confusion: After the initial rumors based on the film's title, many were disappointed that this wasn't a Battle of the Planets / Science Ninja Team Gatchaman adaptation.
  • Toilet Humour:
    • The mice's foul suggestion of how Blaster should deal with a human picking him up.
      Darwin: (as Blaster is being scooped up from the cage) Blaster, do something!
      Blaster: What do you suggest I do?!
      The mice: Poop in his hand! Poop in his hand!
    • Hurley farts three times in the movie, most notably when he's trapped inside a speeding hamster ball with Darwin. And when he first meets the protagonists in the pet store's cage, he nonchalantly tells them that they're standing in the "bathroom". It's realistic though, as young guinea pigs have been known to do that to their owners.
  • Translator Collar: The guinea pigs are given devices that allow them to talk to humans.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Leonard Saber didn't know that was playing right into Speckles' game until Speckles reveals it during his Wham Line.
  • Video Game Adaptation: Which greatly expands on the original movie's plot and introduces new enemy appliances and weapons. However, just like with the video game adaption of WALL•E, the gameplay itself is quite different from the movie.
  • Wham Line: When the G-Force finally track down their opponent Yanshu.
    Speckles: Hello...Darwin.
    Darwin: Speckles, you're alive! You infiltrated the bad guy's lair. Where is he?
    Speckles: I am the bad guy. What? You really think I let myself get killed in a garbage truck? Ha! Well I hid in a soup can. Rode it all the way to the city dump. And it was stinky.
    Juarez: (shocked) Speckles.
    Blaster: I can't believe the mole was the mole.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Hurley
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Speckles wants revenge on humanity because his family was killed while humans were digging close to his home to build a golf course and remembered what his father told him as a child.
    Speckles' father: Son, if you ever get the chance to bring mankind to its knees, do it.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Darwin from the Official Extended Trailer as he was trying to press a pedal to launch himself, but he was having trouble:
    Darwin: James Bond never had these problems