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The past few weeks have had us watching a few of the ‘blockbusters’ that targeted families.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=dabydainouwo-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003UESJFG&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrMegamind is one that the boys were so anxious to see. They started bugging me to visit the Redbox kiosk the day it came out. However, I managed to get it for them a few days ago.
Now, we love a good action packed movie, animated or not. Megamind had the appeal of Will Ferrell, who the boys loved in other movies like Elf.
Yet, it wasn’t a big hit in the house. I can say that given the Saturday Night Live alumni involved, the movie was quite clean for content and language. I think it was the underlying ‘love’ story that turned the boys off.
I will admit that I was busy fixing dinner in the adjacent kitchen, so I did not see the film in its entirety. I did like the main story line,though. It’s always good to see that a ‘bad’ person can redeem themselves. So this is one we might watch again when we find it on the library shelves.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=dabydainouwo-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002ZG97EC&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrAnother blockbuster movie we recently saw is Despicable Me. While watching this one, I kept thinking about a The Incredibles. That’s one of the Disney movies we adore and it doesn’t seem to lose it’s appeal. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this particular show. (And, the boys have asked for it to go on our ‘buy if we find a fantastic sale price’ list.
The storyline is that there’s an ‘evil’ genius who is seeking his next best conquest. But, he’s being thwarted by another in his quest. To gain access to the other evil genius’ home, he uses a group of orphan girls that he adopts. Along the way, he comes to understand that his life before had him missing out on a family.
Like Megamind, Despicable Me was made to be family friendly. And, while the character does not want to give up his ‘evil’ ways per se, he comes to realize that living alone in a vacuum with his minions is NOT the way he should be living. (As Christians, we are part of a larger community as well as having our own community formed by our family.)
The final movie they’ve watched recently is Open Season 3. While they enjoyed the first two movies, this one got some thumbs down from the boys. It’s pretty rare when the boys say it wasn’t even worth using the free Redbox code to get it.
There you have it….comments on a few of the more recent movies to hit DVD.
This post has been submitted for inclusion in Issue 6 of The Christian Home magazine, hosted by Mrs. White at A Legacy of Home.