BROTHER BEAR 2 (2006)

   

Not as fun as the original, this one lacks a lot of the humor that the first one had. This one is all about Kenai and his love interest, Nita and Koda begins to feel left out. I feel ya, Koda. I too missed the interaction between Kenai and Koda that made Brother Bear so great. While there are some funny bits (like the scene with those crazy raccoons) and overall the story isn’t too bad, this one didn’t quite live up to my hopeful expectations but also wasn’t a flop.

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STUCK IN THE SUBURBS (2004)

   
While not great, this movie is kinda fun because it is so ridiculous. The situation these girls get into and are able to do because they have a pop star’s phone is crazy, but entertaining. Also, it is was hilarious to see that the “mega cute hunky pop star Jordan” was played by the now SNL cast member Taran Killam. His character was extremely cheesy but his bleached tips take me back to the days of N’SYNC.

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GENIUS (1999)

   

A 13 year old super smart kid goes to college and then leads a double life as an alter ego cool kid at the local middle school. Not great in our opinion. We got bored and weren’t really feeling anything for the characters. I was also not a fan of the ending. I get that they are cheating to stop the other team from cheating, but that is still cheating. Who is to say who really won the hockey game.

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THE PARENT TRAP (1998)

   

A very successful attempt to remake one of their classics. This movie is great. Little Lindsay Lohan does a fabulous job at carrying this movie. Questions raised when watching this movie aside from why would parents do this to their children: Why do characters never wake up in movies? I mean, the whole scene where Hallie and her friends are putting shaving cream, honey, tying string everywhere, placing water balloons and feathers and hanging a bucket of chocolate, you are telling me not one girl wakes up? Not one girl hears anythings or feels stuff being put on them? Apparently not. In the movies no one ever wakes up. Also, why is it that Annie has to change everything in order for the two to look alike. She has to get her ears pierced and hair cut (which looks perfect despite being cut by an 11 year old with giant scissors) while Hallie didn’t have to do anything. Poor Annie. And where did they end up living after they parents remarried? Our guess if California since you can move a bridal dress design company but not a vineyard. This movie is great, though, and if your kids can sit through a 2 hour movie, they will love it.

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SHARPAY’S FABULOUS ADVENTURE (2011)

   

To finish off all the High Shool Musical sequels and spin offs we have to sit down and women up to watch Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. Sharpay wasn’t even Sharpay, she was more Sharpayesque. And I’m sorry, but Sharpay is not this super crazy talented girl with most incredible voice ever. If you keep having to say your main character is oh so talented, I think there is a problem. The songs in this movie just didn’t seem to do Ashley Tisdale any justice. “Fabulous” does reappear in the background though, and that is a good song. The best part about the movie… the two dogs in love. So cute.

 

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 (2008)

   

Not as good as the first two but still a fun watch. You can definitely tell this was released in theaters as opposed to just the Disney Channel like its predecessors. A bigger budget was definitely evident, however it still kept in the tone of the others. This movie focuses on the problems that high-schoolers have about graduating and the future and the worrying. Guess what guys, life goes on and it gets worse…also better, also worse.

 

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