Sunday, March 16, 2008

Horton Hears a Who!

Did any of you take your kids to see Horton Hears a Who? My husband took our four-year-old Sunday and they loved it. We bought the Dr. Seuss book a few weeks ago and have been reading it just about everyday. My son absolutely loves going to the movies. He has been looking forward to his day out with daddy for weeks.

CNN said we're not the only family who went to see the movie this weekend. The title of their story is "Horton hears cha-ching at the box office." It made $45.1 million dollars, the best opening so far this year.

My husband said, " It was funny. There were three comic legends: Carol Burnett, Jim Carrey, and Steve Carell. Carol Burnett was the bad person, the kangaroo. (Our son) said the kangaroo was mean, of course. It wasn't over the top. I thought it was pretty true to the story. For reading the story 100 million times, I was still amused by the movie. "

He said a one and half year old was leaving the theater very slowly and everyone was waiting for him. A little kid said, "It's alright. A persons a person, no matter how small." (How cute is that?)

The New York Times readers have given it three out of five "dots" so far. My favorite kid friendly movie site kids-in-mind has not reviewed it yet.

My husband said, "I would give it three and half out of four stars. It wasn't as good as say, Hoosiers." (Hah!)

Did any of you see it? What did you think?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen


Diane Vespa said...

My son went with the neighbors to see this movie and they all came back raving about it. Kohl's has plush Horton characters for $5 (for Kohl's Cares) and of course they had to rush right out and get one!

Dan D. said...

Proves once again that 'critics' don't have a clue when it comes to knowing what kids like and don't like. This movie got awful reviews.

East Bluff Barbie said...

My husband wants to see it more than the kids do! said...

I think that's true about my husband too. I asked him if he wanted me to go with our son on Saturday (he was out of town) and the answer was "No way!"
I didn't realize the critics thought it was that bad. I usually read what movie goers think. Thanks for the info Dan!

Anonymous said...

It's actually one of the best reviewed movies of the year. It got a 80% fresh rating at rotten tomatoes:

patrick said...

Dr. Seuss is classic, i forgot how much that guy packed into such simple storylines... they didn't add much to the original story either except for the usual Jim Carreyisms.

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