My son and I saw an advance screening of Man of Steel earlier in the week. It’s not a perfect film, but we loved it. Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman series. Clark Kent is still a baby that crash landed on Earth from the planet Krypton. But in the reboot, Clark Kent isn’t the golly gee whiz klutz that we are use to seeing. He’s a reflective person that is trying to act like everyone else even though he’s burning inside to save everyone he can. A lot of the Superman storyline has been changed, but it’s refreshing to see a different take on Superman. Man of Steel (Warner Bros. Pictures) opens today in theaters everywhere on Earth and in the Phantom Zone. Read on to find out about the seven things you should know about the new Superman movie.
Friends: The Complete Series Blu-Ray Box Set was released earlier this week. And thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures, I’m giving away a limited edition Friends prize pack on my dad blog. The prize consists of two oversized cappuccino mugs and a picture frame just like the one on Monica’s door. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment about your favorite Friends moment or character. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 23rd (Black Friday).
I saw an early screening of Wrath of the Titans (Warner Bros. Pictures) earlier in the week. It’s a sequel to Clash of the Titans. Like the first story, it’s based on greek mythology. However, the sequel seems to have a looser interpretation. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of Wrath of the Titans.
The 411 for Wrath of the Titans
|The story||Zeus is captured and Perseus has to rescue him|
|Appropriateness for children||No sexual content or bad language that I can recall, but there is violence and some intense scenes.|
|3D effects||Typical, some objects fly off the screen|
|Release date||March 30, 2012|
|Rating||Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action.|
The kids and I saw a screening of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (Warner Bros Pictures) last Saturday. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review. BTW, today is the last day of the Journey 2 Giveaway (two winners: four movie tickets, t-shirt, canteen, and compass).
The 411 for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
|The story||Sean Anderson and his stepfather discover the location of a mythical island, and goes there to recuse Sean’s grandfather.|
|Appropriateness for children||No sexual content or bloody scenes, and I don’t recall any bad language. The movie isn’t scary, but some of the action scenes may be a little tense for young children (a couple of times, my kids grabbed my arm or jerked their head back).|
|3D effects||Decent, but not spectacular like Avatar and Hugo. There’s 3D depth and some scenes feature objects flying out of the screen.|
|Release date||February 10, 2012|
|Rating||Rated PG for action, and brief mild language|
The kids and I are looking forward to seeing the upcoming Journey 2: The Mysterious Island movie (featuring Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens). The film is a sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth (featured Brendan Fraser). To help kick off the new movie, Warner Bros Pictures is giving away two Journey 2 prize packs on my dad blog. Each prize pack consists of four movie tickets for Journey 2, a t-shirt, a canteen, and a compass. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island opens in theaters on Friday, February 10, 2012.
Last week, the kids and I saw an early 3D screening of Happy Feet 2 (Warner Bros Pictures). In this sequel, a little penguin named Erik struggles to fit in the tap dancing world of the Emperor Penguins. While Erik tries to find his true calling, disaster strikes and Erik and his father must find a way to solve their problem. Bottom line: the movie is fun and cute. The dancing penguins and tunes will make you want to get up and start dancing too. Happy Feet Two opens in theaters today. It’s rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril.
The kids and I were invited to see an advance screening of Dolphin Tale (Warner Bros. Pictures). It’s a tale about a tailless dolphin. The movie is actually based on a true story about a dolphin that became tangled in a crab trap. The dolphin eventually lost it’s tail, but learned to swim by moving like a snake. Unfortunately, moving side to side for a long period of time can result in a fatal spinal injury for dolphins. Dolphin Tale is about a group of people that tried to save the injured dolphin. Bottom line: Dolphin Tale is a slow movie, but if you and your kids like movies based on a true story, or a movie like Free Willy, you’ll enjoy this film. Dolphin Tale will open in theaters next month (September 23rd). The movie is rated PG (mild tension in a few scenes).