Whether good or bad you will be compelled to watch this movie at least once if you ever loved the Smurfs as a child 😛 . Overall, this is an amazing movie for children that will have them laughing and enjoying throughout 😀 . It is a little too childish and tries too hard to be funny for the adults to enjoy this but it is not too offensive to watch as a family. Though, the storyline was easy enough (plain and simple 🙂 ) to follow and to keep you watching until the end. The CGI is alright and the cast in this are pretty good (Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Jayma Mays plus many more 🙂 ). There is also some modern references that you will note which can be funny and the slapstick humour is okay. The major problem with this movie is that nothing is truly memorable and you don’t really connect with the human characters or the Smurfs. Plus this movie might not keep you captivated throughout if you are older than a certain age. However, saying this it is a movie about Smurfs and it does what it says on the tin 😛 . Overall, this is a really pleasant and traditional children’s movie that is just about escaping a villain and returning home 🙂 . If you go and watch this with little expectations than you might enjoy this and feel quite nostalgic for the original Smurfs 🙂 . Enjoy 😀
This is a film that fans of the original series will absolutely enjoy but those who didn’t might not 😛 . The artwork is familiar and matches the series well so you can’t fault it. There are some references to pop culture such as “Indiana Jones” at the beginning 😛 . My favourite character was (and always will be) Angelica who is fabulous in this narrative and has an amazing song! Her hunt scene while singing Blondie’s “One way or another” was one of the best scenes in the movie 😀 . The humour in this film is mostly aimed at children but it tried to appeal to adults as well. Parts of the humour got a little weird, strange and some I assume is only for children because it wasn’t funny. The plot is simple enough to follow and is interesting enough. I enjoyed the parents side of the story more than the Rugrats but overall it was not too bad of a story. The relationship between Tommy and new baby Dill was nice enough for the narrative but got a little annoying for me. I was totally on Tommy’s side and it got dragged too long though when it got over the “problem” it became okay (I suppose 😛 ). Overall, a great film for those who want to take a nostalgic trip down 90’s children series classics but not for everyone 😛 . Enjoy 😀
This is a wonderfully pleasant adaption of a children’s book that the entire family can enjoy 🙂 . I have not read the book but I do know that this film has diverted from the original tale and even from the era it is set in 😛 . However, that shouldn’t matter as the story is engaging, entertaining and interesting. The pace of the tale was good, had a decent amount of suspense and drama while having an old war time children’s story nostalgia 🙂 . The acting is superb in this film especially the children! My favourite was Roger (Bobby McCulloch) who was simply adorable and acted fabulously for his age. There are some funny moments in this film especially the “boat theft at night” scene which had me in stitches 😀 ! The relationship between the children was believable as a family and the character of Captain Flint (Rafe Spall) worked for this story as well (his role in the film). The scenery is wonderful and the action scenes (that are probably not in the original story) were gripping! Overall, a fabulous children’s movie that is simply pleasant but not mediocre. There are plenty of stuff in this movie for all ages to be entertained. Enjoy 😀
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Children, Family Film
A spin off the Shrek’s Movies that tells the audience the back-story of one (possibly the most) popular character from the franchise! Puss in Boots 😀 . The film delivers fairly well and does keep you pretty entertained. The movie references in the narrative and jokes embedded in this film are good (and I am pretty happy they are still here as this is a typical addition to Shrek’s Movies 😀 ). The character of Puss (Antonio Banderas) is great and it is nice to see his beginning plus a great film if you simply love the character. The new main characters Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) assist in the story well (good additions 🙂 ). As much as the tale is interesting and will keep you entertained enough but my favourite was the humour. Like the dance fight, the light chase and the random cat who says “ooh” constantly 😛 . Some the humans (and the way they treat Puss) can be annoying but works for the tale and the “slightly predicable” twist works 😀 . A wonderful film for the entirely family but not the best that DreamWorks has made. Enjoy 😀
Genre: Disney, Comedy, Animation, Family Film, Children
This is a decent and nostalgic film for those who loved the original Recess series 😛 . First off it is not as good as the series and if you don’t like the series then it isn’t captivating or interesting enough. Though those who are fans the series (young and old 😛 ) will enjoy it 🙂 . Secondly, all you hear in this movie is James Wood (aka Hades from Hercules) who voices a decent villain, they tried to include all the characters from the series and the narrative isn’t half bad 😛 . It’s a slow start but gets mildly better as it continues and has funny moments. My personal favourite funny moment was Mickey versus the guards while he sings opera (I will try not to spoil 😛 ). The choice of music of this film is great and the drawing matches the series. The moral of the story was good, loved the ending (especially the end credits) and I can’t deny that I was entertained 🙂 . Great if you are a fan otherwise might not be the best. Enjoy 🙂
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Disney, Pixar, Children, Family Film
The newest Disney Pixar film about a lost dinosaur trying to find his way home with his adorable critter “human” . This is a pleasant enough film that keeps you entertained throughout and has moments that make you giggle quite a lot 😛 . However, it is hardly anything compared to their most recent film “Inside Out”. This film is definitely aimed at the younger generation and at times they hit the mark as adults and children were laughing in the cinema 😛 . You will definitely see a certain “The Lion King” reference with a pretty different end to a character (won’t spoil 😛 ). However as much as I enjoyed this film, there was a certain dullness to this movie and characters. I wasn’t spellbound, the characters attempted to move me and none of the cast really left an impression. Some areas might be too dark for the children they are aiming for but there are some decent scenes and Spot is a epic companion 😛 . Enjoyable, pleasant enough and worth a watch for Pixar alone but not one of their best. Enjoy 🙂
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Film, Children
Another Disney Classic that everyone knows of but it’s classed as a bit of an underrated Disney Movie 😛 . This film deserves more credit 😀 . The drawing is a traditional old fashioned way of animation (Disney’s anyway) that gives it quite a charming effect 🙂 . The narrative itself is entertaining and is perfect for children. The main characters (my favourites are the kitten especially Marie 😛 ) are pleasant and are unique enough to remember. The comedy element in this film ruins the charming effect quite a lot as it is only going to be enjoyed by (true fans) or children. The humour is typical of the 70’s and it has lost that original comedy factor. The songs are really good though 😛 . They match the film well and “Everybody wants to be a Cat” is my favourite section of the entire film. Though the Aristocrats does have some questionable lines “If you want to turn me on?” sung by Duchess herself 😛 . However, through all those questionable or unfunny sections it is still a Classic worth remembering. So if you fancy watching a charming, sweet, old fashioned Disney film then this is for you 😛 . Enjoy 😀
Genre: Comedy. Family Film, Fantasy, Disney, Children
I watched this when it first came out and have loved it ever since 🙂 . It’s one of my favourite Disney films where we have a mixture of animation and “real life” acting! What I love most about this film are the references to the (Disney) Classics and those fairytales we have grown up with. They make fun of themselves and because of this the “OTT” acting/singing/scenes work 😛 . The choice in cast are exceptional: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall and Idina Menzel to name a few 😛 . The songs are catchy and really good! My favourites where “So Close”, “That’s How You Know” and “Ever Ever After” 😀 . The narrative is well worth the watch with a good message to kids, allows the adults to laugh while being great for the entire family. My favourite sections where the beginning and the characters entering the real world 😛 . Enjoy 😀 !
Genre: Disney, Animation, Children, Family Film, Adventure, Comedy
This is a sweet and brilliant film 😀 ! It is a unique point of view for Disney / Pixar and it surprisingly works 😛 . There are two sides of the story (the story from inside the head and that of Riley’s story too). I cried a few times in this movie 😛 It is very emotional because of its brilliant narrative. I was kept entertained throughout 🙂 . Loved all the characters (very funny and original). Sad (Phyllis Smith) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling 😀 !!) where my favourites! Bing Bong (Richard Kind) was slightly annoying (not a favourite of mine) but he does get better, especially near the end. Also I loved the mini film (Lava) before the film! It is so good and the song is so catchy 😛 ! Overall highly enjoyable plus good for children and adults alike 😛 . Seriously, recommend this movie 😀 !! Enjoy 🙂 !