Thursday, March 27, 2008


This blog is not really about kid's movie reviews, but we went to see Horton Hears a Who and I have to write a few words to convince you to spend the money to take the children to see it on the big screen. I can pretty much sum it up in one sentence: It was everything that I thought it would be; super!

When I was a kid, I loved Dr. Seuss books because the characters were funny looking and cute. I was conflicted between loving the characters in the Foot Book, Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham. The cleverly drawn characters peaked my imagination then and now that I’m grown I can only wonder from where Dr. Seuss pulled his inspiration.

Enter Horton Hears a Who. Never one of my favorites, but now that I have little ones I can easily say we are getting closer to developing a personal relationship simply because of all the cute decorations, clothing and toys that I can buy to get my girls to relate to the books and the movie.

I have to say that I loved the movie. I can imagine that Dr. Seuss is somewhere clapping his hands and shouting in some kind of funky rhyme the equivalent of “ Well done!” The characters stayed true to the storybook and came to life so vividly that you began to feel that it was possible for blue elephants to actually exist. Mr. Mayor’s daughters and his 1 emo son were a trip! And what about the strange, little yellow creature? He didn’t have a speaking part and was rather weird, but in a very cute and adorable fashion.

If you haven’t taken your kids to see the movie, I highly recommend that you do so. It’s one movie that parents won’t have any trouble sitting through and the kids were sufficiently enchanted to the point that they didn’t have to be threatened with the loss of their very lives to get them to sit still.

When the movie is done and the lights come up, get ready for the inevitable onslaught of requests for Horton Hears a Who parties, decorations and kids clothing! You might even want a tee shirt or two for yourself especially if you look cute covered in blue elephants.