3 January 2010 | fritzlang
good family fun!
After all the negative reviews I read, I went in with pretty low expectations. Perhaps that's why I ended up giving up a 7.
Look, this is not Hamlet, Citizen Kane or Duck Soup. This is a PG film that as close to being family friendly than I have seen. I can only imagine the PG rating was due to the fact that the chipettes were darn right sexy - I didn't hear any vulgarity, see any nudity, violence or adult situations.
It is really getting hard to find a film where I can take my 9 year old daughter to. With battling giant robots, vampires, and giant smurfs lurking in 3D, this movie was a relief to see.
The plot is paper thin - though in its defense it did have an ethical base of family, friendship, and responsibility.
The effects were top notch, and there were a few times I even laughed (which was a few more times than I expected).
In one word it was - 'Cute' - which is exactly what I think it sought out to be. Nothing more.. Nothing less. Harmless fluff.
My 9 year old enjoyed it. And at the end of the day, that's all that mattered to me.
This is a film for children. Taken on it's level, I give it a 7. if you want to rate it as art or entertainment for adults? Yeah, mebbe a 2 or 3. But you know what? Some kids were clapping at parts in the theater. To me, that was pretty cool knowing that a film can get kids in a theater clapping for the characters on the screen.
So relax. chill.. bring your little ones... and enjoy...