I did not want to watch this as I remembered from previews years ago that I thought it looked silly and annoying; however, my friend wanted to watch, so we did.
I love watching animated movies with my granddaughter but will watch really well done ones on my own if I’m bored and can’t find anything else, or I need something light and uplifting (especially now during COVID19).
In the beginning I was bored, but as the movie went on, I began to enjoy it a little more.
However, a lot of the music I didn’t care for, like I’m not an Elvis fan, and though I’m a grandmother, I thought the parents were dated being Norma Jean and Memphis (Elvis and Marilyn Monroe)—really, how do kids relate to that? And to some of the other themes in the movie?
I get it that it’s great to make movies that both kids and adults can enjoy, but this one wasn’t as well done as some I’ve seen—like, ‘Up’ or the weird but unique ‘Polar Express’—animated movies like those can be enjoyed by both adults and children. But this movie tried to be cutesy with the adult themes and it fell flat for me.
The ending was sweet and uplifting, I suppose, and had an environmental message, but I’d not watch this again and it certainly won’t be on any fave movie lists to watch with my granddaughter.
What was interesting is how they had the penguins animated but the people were real people—that was a bit unique and unexpected.
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