Must See Movies

Because politics isn't the only thing I'm interested, nor is it entirely interesting all the time to begin with, I want to take a break from domestic and world affairs to express my extreme delight in two films I recently have seen.


The most recent being Polar Express. As a child, this was one of my most favorite books. I even have the book that came with the sleigh bell. It's in my closet. It's a story full of wonder and magic, and Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis do a tremendous job of capturing all of that into a delightful film. I saw it in 3-D with some friends of mine, and I wouldn't have done it any other way. If you have yet to see this film, please go, but make sure you spend a little extra cash and see in 3-D. You'll be glad you did. Christmas is a wonderful time of year that should be cherished, and this movie manages to remind us all of that.

The second movie I'm thrilled with is The Incredibles.

There isn't one thing that wasn't wonderful about this film. Every aspect of it was done with such attention to detail. It had some of the greatest actions scenes, despite the fact that it was digital animation. The plot is solid and fun to follow, the characters are well developed, and the bad guys at the beginning are trial attorneys and a French bank robber. Who could ask for anything more? :)  Pixar always churns out the best of the best, and this is no exception. It's also completely safe for the whole family, unless little ones get scared by fast paced action scenes. I'm definitely making it out to the theater to see it once or twice more. But next time I'm going to try to see it without Spanish subtitles. (Funny story and experience.)

Posted by Portia at November 15, 2004 03:43 PM

"le Bombe!"

Posted by: Peter at November 16, 2004 08:20 AM

Em - I saw The Incredibles last Monday and thought it was excellent. In fact, it was sooo good - I'm thinking about naming my first some Dash :) I miss you - and can't wait to see you in December. Ciao

Posted by: Melissa at November 16, 2004 08:25 AM

Emily-I wasn't so thrilled with the Polar Express, and actually, I didn't enjoy the 3D all that much. The laser whip of Santa's, along with some other minor things, just didn't do the book justice.
Anyways-I will talk with you soon.

Posted by: Kelly at November 16, 2004 11:29 AM

Kelly, that's 'cause you're boring. :p I'm sorry you didn't like it. I loved it. I agree on the laser whip, but that didn't rule out the rest of the film. I also saw it with a whole bunch of people who loved it too, so that helped. I'm shocked that you didn't like the 3-D...I was in awe of snow falling all around me. But, as they say, to each his own. Miss you! Talk to you soon.

Posted by: Emily at November 16, 2004 08:23 PM