Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tale of Despereaux
We had lunch with our tons of fun friends, the Kershes, yesterday and then went to see the Tale of Despereaux. I didn't have any expectations for the movie seeing as the last mouse movie I saw (Ratatouille) was a huge disappointment ~ plus, it hasn't been getting the greatest reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this movie.
It's target audience is a little bit older than some animated films (meaning, the twins played games on my cell phone through most of it). It has a darker feel to some of the movie and has multiple characters and plots. I fell in love with little Despereaux from the moment he came on the screen. He is a little mouse, longing for adventure, committed to honor and decency. The final message of the film is that forgiveness is one of the greatest thing anyone can experience -whether giving or receiving. Like every kids movie I see, it was 20 minutes too long, but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie-going experience.