Monday, April 02, 2007

Why I Hated Happy Feet

So if I have any readers left after my month + of lazy blogging (with good reason too, which I'll explain in a later blog), don't bother seeing Happy Feet (this is no April Fools either). I decided to take the kids to the movie when it was playing at the dollar theatre. Right from the get go, I didn't like it. It starts out with a female penguin strutting around, walking seductively (I know it's a penguin, but apparently they're capable of more than we thought)--I honestly felt like covering my children's eyes and had to remind myself that this was Happy Feet, not Prettty Woman. Then the singing starts with the male penguins singing such songs as "lets talk about eggs baby," now I know the real lyrics--isn't this supposed to be a kid's movie??? Dispite my better judgement, we didn't leave (I didn't want to waste my $2). Along with being quite suggestive, the movie became one huge political statement--"aliens" (a.k.a. humans) steel all the penguins fish, choke one penguin with a six-pack holder, and then we see "Shammoo" with huge harpoon gashes in his side. And this movie won an Oscar? What the . . .

6 comments:

older singer said...

THANKS FOR THE WARNING!! And I love your descriptions. You must have good WRITING genes in you.
I will take this one off my list.

ML said...

I think my oldest son mentioned that the message was sort of anti-religion, also?

Zachary said...

ml, I think it was your YOUNGEST son. He warned us of the anti-religion, toss-tradition ideas. Your oldest, and yet most childish son, although having a knack for catching all the movies...has never seen "Happy Feet". Something about feet...and being happy...just doesn't interest me.
Kaila - Sorry about the $2.

ML said...

Thank you for the correction and support, Zachary. As soon as I posted the comment, I felt a little uneasy, since it was "hearsay." I'm glad to know it was my sons (who are all wonderful) and not the opinion, that I got mixed up. You know how Sunday dinner is --- opinions and smart remarks going every which way.

Factotum said...

I'm still mad about the $2

Zachary said...

In the immortal words of the paperboy in "Better Off Dead", "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!!'

ML - Can't wait for Sunday dinner this week!