Becky and I took the kids to see Happy Feet on opening day over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Yahoo website at Happy Feet describes the movie as follows:
“In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you’re nobody unless you can sing–which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune–tap dancing. Though Mumble’s mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it “just ain’t penguin.” Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may…”
Happy Feet has to be the worst animated cartoon that we’ve seen in a really long time. The animation is great, the characters are cute, the story is even entertaining at times, but it’s a film directed to children and parents with a political agenda.
Hollywood has hit a new low to target five year olds about the problems facing the planet such as pollution and global warming. I was amazed that they would actually target children with political issues simply because they knew that their parents would be in the audience watching it with them. I wasn’t alone with this view of the film and as much as we all liked the animation and the characters, the message was not fitting for a young audience.
Our kids liked the movie, but our 8 year old thought that it was a bit heavy. Our advice is to wait for it to come out on the rental rack before paying to get a lecture on the problems facing our world through a black and white furry character.
John – ** Rental
Becky – ** Rental
The Kids Review
Corban – *** Worth The Trip
Bianca – ** Rental
Conroy – ** Rental
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