Saturday, March 22, 2008

Her First Movie...

The Munchkin saw her first movie today. In a movie theater... in the dark... It was HORTON HEARS A WHO. She was pretty good through it, until it got loud and scary. Yes, an eagle with long talons and a pointy beak, who talks about crushing, eliminating and regurgitating the Who's, was not a big hit with our little princess. She put her hands over her ears... She said, "Mommy, I don't want to see this movie!" And in order to get her to stay through the end, I had to give in and let her watch the last third from the comfort of my lap. We made it to the end, but as we were walking out, she declared, "Mommy, I don't want to watch any more movies. I don't like them." I'm sure at some point she'll change her mind, but for now, that's OK with me.

Of course, this movie brought up a question in my mind... Are there any movies out there that truly are appropriate for a three-and-a-half-year-old to see? Movies that don't have evil characters... Movies that tell a story, but also teach a lesson... Movies that won't bore parents to tears, but will still engage the slightly less dramatic needs of a preschooler... If so, I would love to find them...

1 comment:

Eric said...

I find that Pixar's movies come close to the requirements you mentioned of entertaining children and parents alike and "Cars" would be the one that doesn't have a scary villain or scary scenes.
By the way, love your blog.