Monday, April 14, 2008

Act Swiftly Awesome Pachyderm!

So, if you recognize today's title, you've seen Horton Hears a Who. I would recommend it as a fun family film, so go see it A.S.A.P.* This is one of my most beloved Dr. Seuss books, so I was a little leery about going to see it (I still haven't gotten over The Grinch), but it was Evan's turn to plan our weekly Family Home Evening, and this was his choice. In the end, I found it quite charming. It was actually rated G, not PG, so even with Steve Carell AND Jim Carrey as the main voices, crude humor was almost non-existent, which I found refreshing. Carol Burnett as the Kangaroo Mama was perfect, and the whole thing had a nice warmth and sense of humor about it. I found myself laughing really hard at a dream sequence that was realized in the Anime or Manga style. After years of watching Pokemon and Dragonball Z with the kiddies, the opportunity to poke gentle fun at this type of animation was highly enjoyable for me. The sure sign that my kids liked a movie is that they come out of the theater quoting it, and tonight, they were. Good times overall.

*Today's post title is Horton's interpretation of this famous acronym.

8 comments:

  1. We've been wanting to see this and now with your glowing review we really must!! So glad you guys had a fun family night!!:)

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  2. glad you had a chance to see it. I'll have to keep my eyes out for it if it's still playing on "Broadway". ;)

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  3. Oh, we've been wanting to see this one. Maybe next monday we'll go!

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  4. I'm glad to hear it is good. I should really take the kids--or at least the kid who would sit and watch it.

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  5. I LOVED THIS MOVIE! I took the girls during spring break and they loved it too! I can watch that movie over and over. I can't wait til it comes out on DVD. I'm glad you saw it!

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  6. I'd forgotten about it! I've got to take my kids!!

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  7. Noah and I loved this movie, too. I think it might be one we add to our family collection. I thought they did a great job with the movie version.

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  8. I read on Meridian that the screenwriters are LDS. It's nice to hear such good reviews of the movie! Leah saw it for her birthday with Jeff.

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