The Last Mimzy (2007)

PG   |    |  Drama, Family, Sci-Fi


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Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!


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12 March 2007 | reeltee
8
| A Great Family Film
There are not many movies you can take the whole family to see these days. Our ten year old son really wanted to see The Last Mimzy so we went to a sneak screening last Saturday night. I was very pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the film as much as I did. My wife liked it even better. Our two other kids (daughter 12, youngest son 7) along with our son had a great time.

Kids will really be able to identify with the brother and sister in the movie. They seemed very real. The kids' lives at school and their relationships with their parents and teacher seemed true. This is a story about a regular family with all the ups and downs of everyday regular life.

Then, the story takes off. I don't want to give away anything about the plot because the surprises that gently unfold are what you and your family will enjoy about the movie. There are elements of science fiction and fantasy with nothing extremely intense to scare the kids. It's an interesting story told well with characters you care about. The visual effects are well done.

I liked that the movie does not talk down to kids to get its ideas across. My wife and I also liked that the language and situations were truly appropriate for a family film. My kids all want to see the movie again and the movie is definitely good enough to see a second time.

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Trivia

The theme song to the movie, "Hello (I Love You)" (not to be confused with the similarly-titled classic song by The Doors) is a rare one-off song by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, whose songs are usually part of concept albums. Waters worked with composer Howard Shore, so that the song's melody is a leitmotif in the film, as well as dovetailing well with the rest of the film's score. Waters commented, "I think together we've come up with a song that captures the themes of the movie - the clash between humanity's best and worst instincts, and how a child's innocence can win the day." Incidentally, the film touches on themes that Waters' album 'Amused to Death' was concerned with, while the song's lyrics reference Waters' Pink Floyd works 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall', as well as Waters' solo album 'Radio KAOS'.


Quotes

Wendy: Then why don't they do something? Why don't they stop it?
Larry White: Excellent question, Wendy. Why don't they do something? Why don't they stop it? Who is this "They" that Wendy is referring to I wonder? What do you think? "They" is *all* of us.


Goofs

Early in the movie, the science teacher Larry White (Rainn Wilson) tells his class "of the doctors Watson and Crick who cracked the genetic code". This is wrong in two ways. First, while Watson and Crick's discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA helped explain how genes were replicated during cellular or viral reproduction, it was Marshall Nirenberg and Har Gobind Khorana who did the research that correctly interpreted the genetic code, for which they received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology and/or Medicine (along with Robert W. Holley for his work on transfer RNA). Second, it is odd that Mr White refers to Watson and Crick as "doctors", which his class would understand to mean that they were medical men, which neither was; in fact while Watson had his PhD at the time of their seminal research, Crick had yet to complete his and held only a BSc - in physics.


Soundtracks

Hello (I Love You)
Performed by
Roger Waters
Written by Roger Waters and Howard Shore
Produced by Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Howard Shore
Roger Waters appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Special vocal appearance by Rhiannon Leigh Wryn

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Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

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