Thursday, March 20, 2008

Horton Hears A Who!: Review

Note to self. When you watch a kid's movie...do it late at night when they're all in bed. I was watching this film with a cinema full of children making all kinds of racket. You should have seen the "this was your idea" look Terry gave me before the movie started. Thank God I sat next to one hot babe. But like all girls...... she ignored me.
 
Horton is based on Dr. Suess' classic cartoon about Horton, voiced by Jim Carrey. He's an eccentric elephant who found Who-Ville sitting on a dust speck and makes friends with it's mayor, voiced by Steve Carell. Along the way, Horton and the mayor forms an unlikely bond and sought to save each other from utter humiliation by their friends.
 
For one thing, Horton was damn original and funny. There were no reused toilet humour from it's predecessor and at times, I even forgot this was a Dr. Suess movie. There were times the film went a bit corny. Like the whole manga segment in the middle of the show. I don't know....I kinda hated it. PEOPLE...MANGA IS GAY!! But luckily, Horton did it in a cute and funny way so it wasn't that bad.
 
Horton was kinda fun for the whole family. There were some laughs for the kids, CGI for the teens and lessons for the parents. Like that kangaroo lady and the mayor who forces their kids to see things their way and weigh them down with all their expectations. Maybe I should have let my mom see this movie.
 
I like the show but I hated it's audience. Throughout the whole movie the kids were like:

Kid 1: Mommy, who is the elephant?
Kid 2: Mommy, now what happen?
Kid 3: Mommy, I wanna go toilet.
Kid 4: Mommy, why it like that wan?
Kid 5: Mommy, I cold.
Kid 6: MOOOOOMMMYYYYYY!!!!!

RATING: 6/10

1 comment:

Patrick Roberts said...

Dr. Seuss is classic; after seeing Horton Hears a Who i was reminded how much good stuff that guy can pack into a simple storyline...

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