Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Not So Happy Feet

We saw the movie Happy Feet recently, and I have to say, for a kids movie I thought it was terrible. Sure the soundtrack is fantastic, and yes the baby penguins are cute....but this is not the cute movie that the advertising is pumping it up to be.

I found the whole thing more than a little depressing. If you haven't seen it and are planning to and don't want spoilers....STOP READING NOW!!!

I found the segregation of the Mumbo (the main character) hard to take. The treatment he received at the hands of not only the other penguins in the flock...but also from his father made the whole movie sad to me.

I have always reinforced in Lolly and Boo that it is ok to be different...that if you are your true friends and family will love you and support you know matter what. This movie blew all that out of the water.

It's not a movie I would reccommend for littlies, and if you take your kids I think you will need to do a lot of explaining as to the penguins behaviour. I am yet to see March of the Penguins, but I have been told that Happy Feet is the cute, kids version of it.

If I had to rate it....I give it a 2 out of 5....the two being for the scene where the Albatross gives his speech about alien abduction.


Ally said...

There's a lot of kids movies that deal with very complex issues.... I found finding nemo very almost have to preview them now before you let the littlies watch them.
Night at the museum was great!!!