I like watching movies in the big screen with my small son, especially during wintertime when outdoor activities are limited. A slight problem is good children’s movies are hard to come by especially for his age, he is soon turning 4.
We haven’t eaten in MacDonald’s ever since I became a vegan. But I caved in when I saw how much Evan was delighted with the dragon characters that came with the Happy Meal. We recently added a 5th one. Toothless is the black dragon. He is a lot cuter in the movie. Oh, I eat the Southwest salad without the chicken.
My personal favorites for movies we watched last year were “Up” and “Princess And The Frog“. Other movies we saw were Astroboy, Ponyo (which for some reason made my son very emotional he bawled on a few parts, yet he still wanted to watch in on DVD), Where The Wild Things Are, The Fantastic Mr. Fox (with dad) and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. I don’t think he has a favorite, the experience of watching a movies on the big screen would be enough to make it his favorite. Even if it’s a bad. As much as I was tempted for his sake to endure Alien 51 and Alvin The Squeakquel, I just couldn’t bear the thought of sitting through an hour and a half of idiocy. I have my limits.
I didn’t expect to fall in love with “How To Train Your DRAGON” especially since I’ve read a few bad viewer’s review but I did. So much that Evan and I watched it for the second time today. The first time was 2 weeks ago. I went inside the moviehouse not having any expectations, not knowing the plot except that that it was about a boy and a dragon. The first 15 minutes was pretty intense, which made Evan a little nervous, then it became cute. The boy’s dragon, Toothless, has to be the most adorable dragon ever created. He isn’t your typical dragon, he reminds me of a cross between a cat and a dog. The really nice thing about this film is that you never know how the next scene will unfold and the story just keeps getting better. Not a boring nanosecond even for an adult. And the parents who watched with me would agree because they were the ones who laughed louder than the kids.
The first time we’ve watched it, I would say it was a very good movie but not on the same level as “Up” or “Princess And The Frog”. After the second time however I would say that it IS as good as the 2 aforementioned movies. I enjoyed it even more after watching it again today.