Thursday, November 10, 2011
One Minute Movie Review: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
There is a plethora of kiddie movies out there, and in my experience, the quality seems to worsen film to film. The plots, acting, and overall feel of these flicks are so goofy and disorganized that they quickly devolve from entertainment to annoyance. I understand the direction at the younger set, but that does not negate the fact that they should be at least tolerable by parents forced to participate. My daughter, 6, loved it of course, so it scored big with her because of the juvenile humor, never ending slapstick, and erratic characters. My 3 year old son, however, lost interest in about 15 seconds. For those who desire a mindless romp that has no cohesiveness or point than absolutely rent this feature. There are, however, many children’s' films that engage in a dynamic manner without sacrificing their quality or producing mind numbing dribble. It seems Hollywood now believes that this what the public deserves, and how I long for the days of Charlotte's Web, The Never-ending Story, The Peanuts Episodes, and their like. 1 out of 5 Kernels, any Disney film, would be a better alternative.