The Adventures of Ociee Nash: we had actually rented this several times before. It’s the story of a young Mississippi tom girl who was raised on a farm with her two brothers and her dad (her mom had died), and is shipped to the home of her aunt to learn how to be ‘a lady’. It’s a very family friendly film, and is okay to watch…..once. The first thirty minutes are kinda funny, if not a little on the goofy side. It goes down hill from there. The last fifteen minutes hurt the most (I actually only watched a few minutes this time round). But for a movie with “heart-warming” stapled on it, Ociee Nash was a winner.
Charlotte’s Web: now that’s arguably not a chick flick; but it was less than perfect. I will say, to the horror of many, that it was better than the old animated one; and, to the horror of several more, it was as good as the E.B. White classic it was based on. But it could have been better. To tell you the truth, it’s a miracle it made the G rating. It was horridly crude in several scenes. But hey, you cannot always find barnyard paradise. It was interesting, and I am quite eager to never watch it again.
Cinderella III: this is where my dignity draws the line. I didn’t watch it. But I did read the back of the box. I seriously think they’re over-complicating something so nice and innocent as the story of Cinderella. I am guessing their goal was to make a Cinderella that would be engaging for the same girls who would’ve watched the other one when they were a good deal younger. They probably achieved that, as well as scaring the more recent three to four year old fans. But again, if your looking for paradise, don’t look for it in Cinderella.
Nim’s Island: well…..it too, was entertaining only once. This movie was moderately funny, and well engineered for a young audience. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as innocent as it could have been, mostly for reasons I won’t personally want to state (except that there were some brief crudities and language). But, it kept a more or less good grip on the audience until the last twenty minutes, which were as predictable as they come. It would have made a great comic-action flick, but it had to much emotion for that. All-in-all, it was an o.k. movie……for girls.
Well, amidst all this, on Friday night we watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition). It reminded us that there is no substitute for good film, engaging action, and real, high quality story.
another Rutherford quote: God hath made many fair flowers, but the fairest of them all is heaven, and the flower of all flowers is Christ.