Wednesday, June 01, 2005


My sis mentioned Madagascar in passing in her blog today, and I found myself writing an extensive comment about how much I hated it. So--for your reading pleasure, here it is. Watch out Ebert!

Madagascar was the STUPIDEST movie I have EVER SEEN and please keep in mind that I have a freakin' closet full of stupid kid movies. I usually don't mind movies that anthropomorphise (how I wish my vocabulary didn't exceed my spelling abilities) animals--but I really feel that they need to go whole hog. (cringe--unintentional pun.) Either the animals should be people like and talk and not worry about things like eating one another and their own feces, or they should be--well, animals! Madagascar tries to do both, and the result is not only painful to watch but aggressively, mind-numbingly predictable and boring. My one sentence summary of Madagascar--"A formerly captive carnivorous lion winds up in the wild with his herbivorous homies and begins to think they look delicious." In the end, (SPOILER ALERT--as if you couldn't guess) the solution is that he eats fish--because apparently in THIS animal kingdom, fish don't have witty personalities or the voices of quasi-famous actors. The only good parts of the movie were a couple of monkeys-- "If you have any poop--throw it now!" and some conspiracy minded penguins--"What did you do with the people?" "We killed them and ate their livers. Just kidding! They're on a slow lifeboat to China." As an aside, the one line Sophie remembered from the movie, and has been quoting for 6 days is, "You're biting my butt!"

Today's best thing about being a mom:
Sharing the cookie dough beaters

Today's worst thing about being a mom:
Sophie gave herself a hair cut today. A full report and pictures coming tomorrow.


patrice said...

oh my god, I can't wait to see the haircut.

I am so glad that my two children are in between kids movies - one too young and one too old.

killed them and ate their livers?? um, guess it's good sophie isn't quoting that particular part, eh?

M.Thom said...

Yeah! Thanks for adding me to your links! You made my day!

My sister gave herself a fantastic haircut one year, right before Easter. The story of it is a family legend. Hope Sophie's isn't as bad as hers was!

Kelly said...

I didn't like Madagascar either, and I'm a children's movie fanatic. I'd imagine kids would like it though. THey just didn't do as good a job making the jokes funny to parents, too.

Maybe next time.