DVD: Shorts (Warner)

Robert Rodriguez’s latest children’s film shows what happens when a wish granting rock falls from space and lands in sunny suburbia.

It’s the perfect excuse for him to fill the screen with everything that youngsters might want to see there: flying saucers, crocodiles, and a monster made out of snot, to name but a few. But, as ever, Rodriguez is better at coming up with ideas than knowing what to do with them. He crams in the flying saucers and crocodiles etc, at random, whether they serve the narrative or not.