Friday, April 5, 2013

The Fine Art of Cinema Critique

"Mom says you'll watch a movie with me because you love answering questions so much."

Morning Readers,

We've made it to another Friday. Which is fantastic because I was sure I wouldn't live past Monday. Whatever unholy virus is spreading through the house managed to get Butch for 24 hours, and this morning, Sundance has been taken ill as well.

Although, she did find time to dress herself in cowboy boots, an inside-out dress, and pajama pants with castles on them, so we believe she'll pull through.

But light-up cowboy boots often aren't enough to lighten one's mood (the research on this is lengthy and unable to be printed for lack of time), so Sundance has chosen The Incredibles as this morning's viewing of choice.  And, while I watch it for the umpteenth time, I realize I've never shared the toddler movie critique experience.

The Toddler Movie Critique Experience 

Child: What's he doing?

Me: He's trying to fight the bad guy.

Child: What's she doing?

Me: She's..um...talking.

Child: What's she doing?

Me: To be fair, I didn't elaborate. She's talking about saving her husband.

Child: What's she doing?

Me: I don't know.

Child: What's he doing?

Me: Fighting the bad guy.

Child: What's he doing?

Me:  By trying access the files in the computer, he'll find out his plans and circumvent any potential wrong-doing.

Child: What's he doing?

Me: I don't know.

Upon request, we can review other films entirely in question format. My email address is in the "Contact" section of this mostly-respectable blog.

Until Next Time, Readers!






8 comments:

  1. I wish you had posted a picture of Sundance, that little fashion maven!!

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  2. My husband showed "The Ten Commandments" (Heston and Yul Brynner) to our then 5 and 6 yr. old gr-daughters. Both burrowed into my armpits most of the time. What's he doing? Is he a bad man? Is she his wife? If looks could have killed, my hubby would have been a pile of ash.

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  3. Haha this is so true - and it drives me NUTS! I sometimes just start making stuff up and my 2-year-old totally doesn't care...

    It's not as bad with movies, but when you have to tell her what happens to EVERY character on EVERY page of a Richard Scarry book?

    Yeah, those things get hidden under the couch cushions...

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  4. Your kids are Butch and Sundance (I know, nicknames - but STILL!) Fave. movie of all time. Love it. xox

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  5. I have two that do this to me as well and sounds just about right. I am available for movie reviews anytime, too lol!! :)

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  6. Having to provide running commentary and narration does kind of take the edge off a movie doesn't it?
    Justin- Writing Pad Dad
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  7. My standard answer: "Just watch and you'll seeeeeeee......"
    <3 Devan

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