Friday, June 06, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

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.



smalltownmom said...

My 12-year-old saw it with friends yesterday. Maybe he'll go again with me. I love kids movies. I'll be really sad when he ultimately outgrows them.

Vanessa said...

I think this movie looks so cute! I want to see it, but may have to wait for DVD. Glad everyone enjoyed it!

The Boyds Family said...

Maybe I'll take CJ to see this one next weekend for her birthday (the big 4 years old!!)

Mrs. C said...

LOL I MUST *must* check the Plugged in Online reviews before seeing movies now. It has saved me a lot of money and heartache even if it does blow the plot!

I'm glad you had a good time at the movie and missed the 300 preschoolers!!! I can't imagine bringing three preschoolers anywhere, let alone 300.

My Goodness said...

OH, I'm so glad you did this post. I have seen the trailers, but I was concerned that it wouldn't be as clean as I'd hope. Yay!! Now we have something we need to do!