I am almost ashamed to admit how excited I was to see Kung Fu Panda.
Sass wanted to see it too, but Spyder? He has now become too cool for "kid movies" now that he's practically an adult. A 10-year-old adult. Yeah. I thought that too.
Thankfully, my friend Brenda was just as excited about it, so we dragged all of our urchins to my favorite movie theatre to see it with us. I probably shouldn't mention that it was the first showing on opening day. But hey, if we had gone to the second show, we would have shared the theatre with a day camp of 300 preschoolers.
(Not kidding about the preschoolers. Or that we went to the first showing.)
So. The movie. I didn't check any reviews before I saw it, so I only knew what I had seen on the trailers.
(Skeeter is a little bit of a fanatic when it comes to watching movie trailers, so I've probably seen them all.)
I prefer walking in not really knowing what to expect, but I'll admit that I did have high hopes for it. I wasn't disappointed. It was exactly what I was wanted it to be -- a clever comedic action movie that's good for the family. It didn't stoop to the potty-humor or the innuendos that are funny for adults, but not really appropriate for children. I didn't cringe when watching it with my children -- not once -- and that was wonderful.
Sass loved it, despite that she only got to sit with Olivia for part of the movie. Some large-haired adult sat directly in front of her right before the movie started. She only lasted about 20 minutes in that seat before she got tired of leaning to the left to be able to see.
Considering that Spyder left the theatre busting kung fu moves with Ryan, I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it too.
So go see it, and let me know how you liked it.