A Bad Teenage Movie Pretending To Be For Kids
Last night I took my nearly 5yr/old to see Chicken Little. Except for the cute animated characters and tiny slices of the upside down Ã¢Â€Â˜sky is fallingÃ¢Â€Â™ tale, there are no trace of a kids movie in this mess. The mood, messages, and aggression arenÃ¢Â€Â™t going to benefit any child, the story telling and even animation is so furiously paced that itÃ¢Â€Â™s almost unpleasant to watch. There is no craft, no charm, no subtlety to the storytelling or animation. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s just crammed with motion that seems like an effort to fit in every possible idea they had for every scene. Worse, much of it serves no purpose but to pack in supposedly humorous references aimed at adults - more tightly than in a Dennis Miller monologue. ThereÃ¢Â€Â™s plenty wrong with the concepts and images shown, but I would admit that it stays just shy of horribly harmful Ã¢Â€Â“ I resisted grabbing my child and leaving although it was on my mind the whole time. I wish my child hadnÃ¢Â€Â™t seen it and that instead weÃ¢Â€Â™d have stayed home and watched Ã¢Â€Â˜NemoÃ¢Â€Â™ or Ã¢Â€Â˜Toy StoryÃ¢Â€Â™ or Ã¢Â€Â˜Winnie The PoohÃ¢Â€Â™ one more time.