Friday, June 29, 2007

Surf's Up...


Yesterday, my camp kids and our team were supposed to go to CB Smith Park. Because of the weather, we went to the movie theatres instead. We watched Surf's Up. If you know me, you know how critical I am about animated films that are not produced by Disney/Pixar. Besides all three Shrek, I am not a fan of all those other movies: over the hedge, happy feet, etc.

So let's talk about Surf's Up. Yup, another penguin movie. Yay. (sarcastic) There lucky penguins are cute, but the ones in this movie are not all cute, with the exception of the little baby ones. They are super cute. I won't tell you the movie, but of course it has to do with surfing. About one penguins dream to become the best surfer like his hero Big Z. So we are taken through this documentary feel story line (kinda like the beginning of the Incredibles) & follow this little penguins journey. There were some funny scenes but I will say this, there were several sexual innuendos that I just don't appreciate. I was researching some reviews from other people & they were all over. Some liked it, some didn't. One guy said he liked it because of the hidden adult jokes, which he would laugh when no child would laugh. Hmm...that just can't be good. Another parent said they didn't appreciate the way they talked to each other. Some stuff was a bit mean & rude. Others loved the animation & message.

Overall, out of 5 stars I give it a 2. The movie did make me want to surf though. :) The movie had its message of not giving up. The animation was pretty good. But, I wouldn't buy it. I am glad I didn't have to pay for my ticket. So, if you guys decide to watch it, you can leave your reviews. I'd like to know what you thought.

Lastly, today we watched the Incredibles. I LOVE THAT MOVIE! That is what our family will be like. Heredes & I already have the dolls, we need to add the children. :) That movie is just great. So family oriented. Keeping the family first- the importance of being a team. while watching it, i was drawing...that was one of my dreams, to become an animator...but for now, i'll just sit & watch disney movies & save up so i can buy all of them... until next time....

5 comments:

Marcy said...
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Heredes said...

Hey Elasti-Girl ... nice post ;)

Mel's World said...

Hey Marcy,

GREAT post, great dream, and great job with the kids...they are blessed to have you in their lives!! Rock on chick!

Melissa

Marcy said...

thank you melissa :)

Phillip said...

OOooo... Oooo.. Can I be the Mole? PPick me! pIck Me!

Let's see your son is going to be Dash Ribiero and your daughter Violet Ribiero... not bad, not bad... And then you'll have a radioactive baby! Woohoo!....

I'm beginnign to get dysensitized (sp?) to 3d animation movies. THey're not getting better. They need to space out the movies, setting more time in between releases. The recent ones really stink. I heard the BEE movie might be good.

Ho Hhummm...