D3: THE MIGHTY DUCKS (1996)

   

Another sequel and another 1/2 point deducted. The Ducks go to a new school on scholarship to be the junior varsity team and, surprise, the varsity team is like, “no way”! and the same plot as the first two takes place with junior varsity against varsity. We even have the same plot of not liking and then liking the new coach. Again though, if you like the others then you will enjoy this one. You just won’t enjoy it as much as the original.

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CINDERELLA III: A TWIST IN TIME (2007)

   
You would think that after watching Cinderella II you would steer clear from this movie. And while it is another straight to video sequel and not nearly a must see, it actually was a lot better than Cinderella II. Lady Tremaine has stolen the Fairy Godmother’s wand and turned back time and made the slipper fit Anastasia. Cinderella has to sneak her way into the palace to try and convince the prince that is was her at the ball, but oh no, the prince is under a spell! Will Cinderella be able to get her true love back and return everything back to the way it should be? Of course she will, it’s Disney, duh.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967)

   

Walt Disney died during the production of this film leaving a very uncertain future for the animation at the Disney studios. If this film had bombed, we probably wouldn’t have Disney today as we know it. Luckily, this film did extremely well and insured that the Disney company could continue on. The Bare Necessities” scene is perfect if you are feeling low or just need a good song to boogie to. Gotta love this movie, and gotta love that is saved the studio after suffering a terrible loss.

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CINDERELLA II: DREAMS COME TRUE (2002)

   

This is a straight-to-video sequel of the 1950 classic containing 3 stories of Cinderella adjusting to her new life as a princess. Little kids would probably love it and be entertained, but as for anyone else, it is not recommended. The animation isn’t up to par, the stories are cheesy and kinda dull, and apparently Anastasia is good now.

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MONKEY KINGDOM (2015)

   

These Disney Nature films are wonderful. This documentary about a society of monkeys is actually really interesting. To see how these monkeys have social status just like humans have is insane. The higher your status, the higher you can sit in the tree and the better fruit you are able to eat. It gets stressful as you root for the heroine in hoping that she can take care of her baby, be able to climb the social ladder for a better life or to just survive. The movie has some humor of course, I mean they are monkeys after all and narration by Tina Fey. Everyone will love the scene where they invade a house and gorge on all the food. But there are some tense moments and fighting that may scare younger kids. Overall, We recommend checking it out.

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D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS (1994)

   

Pretty much the same story line as the first movie, but instead of a rival local team, the Ducks are facing another country in the Junior Olympics. Is that a thing? We find it odd that team USA would consist of the Ducks and just a few other kids from the country. If there really was a junior team USA, I would think there would be a heavy try outs period for it. Oh well. If you enjoyed the first one, you will like this. Not as great as the first, but still fun and contains most the elements you loved from the first.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

   

It’s always fun seeing these new updated live action takes on the animated classics we love and The Jungle Book was no exception. This movie has got the humor, the classic songs, the characters we love and some with a great new take on them. Scarlett Johansson as Kaa the snake is creepy good and the little boy who plays Mowgli is great. Once you watch this movie, the bare necessities of life will come to you.

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MCFARLAND, USA (2015)

   

A great underdog story, McFarland, USA is based on the true story of a cross-country team that rose from bottom and the coach that made it all happen. We enjoyed the movie a lot more than we thought we would. We couldn’t help but get captivated by the story and root for these kids. It’s a feel good movie about family, hope and determination. Go ahead, go see it.

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DON’T LOOK UNDER THE BED (1999)

   

This movie was seriously weird but could be seriously scary for young kids. A boogeyman under the bed is a real fear for some kids and after they see this, it could only intensify that fear. The boogeyman actually looks really creepy. As an adult, the movie is just so so and silly, but I would advise checking it out before letting the little ones watch it.

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