Friday, February 4, 2011

I don't get it...

I love kids movies. Trust me. I can whoop anyone's butt in Disney's Scene It game. I am the kid-movie oracle in our home. I love kid movies. I love that they generally teach a lesson. I love that they don't show body parts that shouldn't be seen by young eyes. I love that anything that could have any kind of "adult overtone" is generally so glossed over, children don't even catch on. And, frankly, they're short enough that my gnat-like attention span can sometimes even be directed at them long enough to see the title and the end credits without interruption.

However, I don't get some of the movies that have come out. I love penguins. I didn't love "Happy Feet." All the singing was so stupid. I guess maybe I'm looking at it from an adult perspective but penguins just shouldn't sing Prince.

Then, tonight, Andy put on Alpha Omega for Drew to watch... and they're freaking singing again. UUUUGH... Wolves don't freakin' sing?! Why? Why are they singing? The movie wouldn't lose anything... if they weren't. I mean, I like the singing in The Lion King. That's fun. This... not so much.

And then there's the whole realization of why can SOME animals talk and not others. By that whole rationale... Pluto should be able to talk to Mickey Mouse, right?

In Alpha Omega, there's a whole pack of wolves that talk and even walk on their feet .... and sing.

I hate the singing.

Hate it.

It's like in The Princess Bride where the sick child in bed goes "is this a kissing part again?"

I don't need no stinkin' singing.

Oh well, hakuna matata!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Funny post! I get it though. I haven't seen Alpha Omega, but I'm guessing that there's a difference between good kid-movie singing, and not-so-good.
My kids hate musicals. I can't even get them to watch Mary Poppins.