I had a movie marathon with my youngest son since his sister's have been away at camp. He misses them, especially my 11yr old daughter who's his best buddy.
So what is a mom to do? I played hide and seek, let him beat me in all the video games of his choice and allow him to hang out with his 17yr old big brother.
And when all that failed - I took him to a double feature. BRAVE and MADAGASCAR 3-Europe's Most Wanted!
Oh boy did he want to see this. He loves animals and just gets hyped up at a new Madagascar flick.
* I have to say, I love the title! MADAGASCAR 3-Europe's Most Wanted *
Here's the Blurb from IMdB:
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the
Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their
beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins
are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them
through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus,
which they reinvent - Madagascar style.
Here's my 8yr old's and my review:
Now I will preface this to say my husband 'grudgingly' came along. My 8 yr old went from flipping out - to staring with jaw dropped - to laughing outloud - to asking us if he can see it again (like right after the movie ended he wanted that to be his double feature.) Now to my husband's 2 cents, "That was good, I'll stay with him and take him to see it again - if you want to go see BRAVE." *jaw dropped* Okay, so yeah, it was really good. It had enough humor for parents, action + colors and great music for an 8yr old, and as far as circus' go, the best darn circus I've ever seen. We gave this 5 out of 5 cannons!
Now to the 2nd Movie we went to see:
My most desired movie to see was BRAVE. I have to admit I was totally biased when I took him to see this movie - AFTER - Madagascar.
Here's the Blurb: *Of which I have to admit never made me want to see the movie, just the girl with the wild red hair and the bow got me at 'hello' *
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous
daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own
path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious
lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and
cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida' ;s
actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when
she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an
ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning
of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
Our Review: I'll start with my 8yr old. He thought it was alright, but .... MADAGASCAR3 was 'way better' *say what?* Okay, my husband he thought it was cute and a total 'girlie movie' but he sat through it (but not with the same enthusiasm or laughing he did with uhum - that other movie). As far as my review goes, I loved it! And yes, it was a total mother/daughter movie. A spoiled hot-headed redhead daughter who wished her mother was not her mother. She didn't realize that the wish would turn her mother into a bear. The only thing I didn't like - okay, it wasn't a big deal but I kinda wanted it anyway was...a love interest, that didn't happen so I give the movie 4 out of 5 arrows (My 8yr old gave it 3.5 out of 5 thumbs up and my husband promised to take the 8yr old to see Madagascar 3 again).