LET IT SHINE (2012)

A teenage boy enters a songwriting contest but must take a back seat when they think the winner is his best friend. Being shy and a little awkward, the boy plays along so his friend can take the credit and live out the both of their dreams. The movie was…meh. The music and story were OK, but what really bugged me was the characters. I really wasn’t rooting for any of them. I know we are supposed to root for the main boy to win the girl and confess that he is the talented rapper/songwriter, but I just couldn’t. The movie just didn’t get me to like him. I didn’t hate him, but I didn’t care. And it’s hard to be into a movie when you don’t care much about the main characters.

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)

This movie turned out a bit more interesting then I thought it was going to be. It kept us interesting as we wanted to know what happened to this boy. How did time go on for 8 years but it was only a few seconds for this kid? That being said, it was the 80s. The spaceship robot guy was annoying after his personality became more human. The movie is interesting enough to see. I don’t need to see it again, but could if the situation presented itself.

THE HORSE WITH THE FLYING TAIL (1960)

A documentary about a horse who gets passed around only to end up on the US equestrian team to become a great jumper. The movie was interesting enough. We are glad it was only an hour as any longer and I am not sure if we would have made it. it is always fun to voice what we assume the horse is thinking or feeling. The young kids will get bored and I don’t think it to be one that every adult needs to see either. But check it out if you come across it and feel so inclined.

BABES IN TOYLAND (1961)

Annette Funicello plays Mary, as in Mary Mary quite contrary, who is about to marry Tom, as in the Tom the Piper’s son. The evil Barnaby wants Mary to himself since she will inherit a ton of money as soon as she marries. From who? Who knows. This movie was too long. Every scene could have been cut in half. Songs weren’t very memorable and went on forever. And for a movie with a title that suggests they will be in Toyland, it sure takes them a long time to mention it, let alone actually go there… There are a couple redeeming features in the movie. There are a couple of laughs and the second half picks up faster than the first. But the best is the fact that it is a good movie to watch with your best friend and mock.

THE SWORD IN THE STONE (1963)

One of the classic Disney animated movies, “The Sword in the Stone” is one of those movies where you watch it and then say…What was even the actual story? Seriously. We like the movie enough. As a kid, I remember liking the scenes where Arthur and Merlin become animals and have their little adventures. And Archimedes is the best character in the entire movie. His laugh at Merlin when the toy plane crashed is one of the greatest things I have ever seen. But if you watch it as an adult, you realize that there is really no story arc. You are just watching Merlin and Arthur have these little lessons until Arthur pulls the sword out at the end. So while I liked it as a kid, not so much as an adult. Of course, I still think it’s a good watch to see at least once and perhaps every once in a while.

HONEY, I BLEW UP THE KID (1992)

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. This time, however, instead of shrinking his kids, he blew up the 2 year old. Now, don’t worry. I don’t mean blew up as in KABOOM. I mean blew up as in now the baby is the size of the statue of Liberty.  The movie is ok enough, but I say stick to the original. This one is a little cheesy, but all in good fun. I think if you love the first one, then sure check this out just to see it. Other than that, go ahead and skip it.

KIM POSSIBLE: A SITCH IN TIME (2003)

So what’s the sitch? Definitely not as good as the “So the Drama” Kim Possible movie. but not the worst things we have seen. Again, if you liked the series on Disney Channel, I am sure you will like this. Kim Possible is on a mission to stop the bad guy from going back in time and stopping Kim Possible from becoming…well, Kim Possible. We weren’t as entertained in this one and we got a little bored. But we did it.

THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE (1978)

A cat from another planet crash lands on earth. In order to get back home, Jake the cat, must get some gold for fuel and then take back his ship from the US Government with the help of his human friends. Due to a highly advanced collar, Jake is able to speak and move objects telepathically. This comes in handy for the team as they try to help Jake. The idea itself is interesting enough and we wanted to keep watching to see how it was all going to play out, but we got bored. The plane and helicopter chase scene at the end was very long. It took forever and needed to be cut in half. And the scene where the bet on a game of pool, so they can buy gold for the ship, is just dumb. Jake uses his power to move the cue ball before the player even hits it causing the opponents to examine the ball. If you are going to cheat at least make it believable.

PIGLET’S BIG MOVIE (2003)

If there is one thing that we learned from watching Tigger’s movie, it’s that not every Winnie the Pooh character needs their own movie. Piglet’s movie confirms that lesson. It was kind of boring and none of the songs were that great. Nothing was very memorable. There was some humor in it and it kept enough of our attention that we made it to the end. We are sure kids who love Winnie the Pooh and his friends will like this movie. But it doesn’t need to be seen by all.