Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Monday holiday

We took our kids to the movie theater for the first time on Monday. 

I know.  It seems un-American, but movies are expensive and my kids have been pretty sensitive to scary things.  It's hard to find something that they all might be interested in that's worth spending that kind of money for.  We decided to take a chance on Frozen.

They were all very excited.  M&S sat on the edge of their seats most of the time, except when M sat on my lap or G's.  They liked the popcorn.  They liked the seats and the huge screen.

I thought the movie was pretty good, if a little too Broadway-musical for me.  The adult me saw too much merchandising (months before the movie came out) to be too enthusiastic going in (I hate being marketed to - see why we don't go to many movies?), but I did like the storyline.  I liked that the story ultimately was about the sisters, though it would have been nice to see more of Elsa.  I liked the secondary characters, especially the animals. (Is a snowman an animal?)  And the animation was pretty amazing.

Did our kids like it?  Well, we got out of the theater and no one said a word.  They were silent the whole way home.  We tried asking what they liked and what they thought.  No one would say anything!  I guess I'll have to try questioning them again and see if they have a response now.  :)

1 comment:

  1. They were over-awed by the experience? I enjoyed the movie myself, but also thought it was a Broadway musical in the making. I hadn't seen much merchandising, then again I don't go to many places it would be, but since I saw it I've been looking for the princesses and can't find them anywhere. I may have to wait until it comes out on DVD for the dolls to pick up again.