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Recess: School's Out

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A pretty good movie for young ones to watch.  Especially elementary school age.  I thought that this movie was funny at times and did a good job of showing children how teachers and students are not really on opposite sides.  I thought the part where the boy TJ ran into the sliding glass door was the funniest part.  A good movie for children to rent and watch.

Fantasia 2000

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When it comes to music and animation I thought that this was nice to watch.  I think that it would have been really enjoyable if all the animations were of Disney characters.  I found the two most enjoyable pieces, the ones that had Donald Duck and Micky Mouse.  What would have been ideal would be to have some of the newer Disney characters be the actors in this animations.  Then it would truly be a modernized Fantasia and really enjoyable.

George of the Jungle

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I thought that this was sort of a rediculous Disney movie.  I thought that it almost seemed like an Ace Ventura movie except a lot less funny.  It doesn't really surprise me because it is not unusual for Brendan Fraser to make flop movies.  I think that kids might like it a little bit but for the most part I think it would have worked a lot better as a comedy for a little bit older crowd.  They would have just needed to work on the comedy.

The Flintstones

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A movie that I just can not really seem to find much of an audience for.  I mean they try to have some sexual attraction between a very modern Halle Berry and a very old school John Goodman.  I thought that the casting in this movie was by far the best part of the movie.  The characters fit the actors and actresses almost perfect.  Too bad they couldnt do too much more with the storyline.

Pocahontas

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I thought that this movie was a little different then most Disney movies.  This one I really didnt like as much because for the most part Disney movies usually have a little more comedy and this is more of a love story.  I thought that the comedy characters in this movie, the animals, were terrible comedy characters.  The love story was okay but it did not really grip you like in some of the Disney movies.  It could have been a little more emotional.

Sister Act 2

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I thought that this movie was the ghetto version of the original.  I think that they tried to duplicate the exact same movie instead of bringing out an original idea.  This movie almost seems like the kind of movie that would be a made for TV movie and not one that actually went through the movie theaters.  Not nearly as good as the original but with some mild laughter.  Sort of like Sister Act meets Dangerous Minds.

The Princess Bride

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A fairy tale type comedy about a girl who is supposed to marry a man who she does not love.  This man is royalty and she is kidnapped by three men who are looking for ransom.  She is then rescued by her real love and his love is tested as he tries to win her from the king.  I thought this movie was lightly funny and may be a little to dull for young children but older children may find it fun to watch.  And wrestling fans has this movie starring Andre te Giant.

Tarzan

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I thought this was a pretty good movie for kids. I thought that it was a great idea to mock the original movie and in an animated way where Tarzan could be so athletic. I really liked how Tarzan did not really fit in with the apes but continued to live with them and prove that he was an ape because that is who raised him. This is a movie that is mainly for kids as their are not many things in the story that are adult based.

A Bug's Life

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I thought that this movie was okay but sort of a step down from some of the other great children's stories of this time. I could not put it in the same league with movies like Shrek or Toy Story. I thought that a Bug's Life had good animation but just lacked a little something. I would compare it a lot to Chicken Run but Chicken Run may have even overdone this movie. It was okay and good for children but it just didn't have that little something extra.

Big Top Pee Wee

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This is the second of the two major movie starring Pee Wee Herman. In this movie Pee Wee joins the circus and has numerous adventures with the different characters in the Big Top. I thought this movie was OK but was not as good as the original Pee Wee Herman movie. Big Top Pee Wee still has its moments though. This movie is one that you can watch and still find interesting in just about any age group. You can outgrow Pee Wee but if you liked him when he was hot it takes a little more time.

Passport to Paris

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This movie was rediculously bad.  I mean I guess that it is supposed to be for the young teen but I don't think that young teens act like that.  This is a failure of a movie and the lack of culture that they make the French have is unbelievable.  It is as if in France they aren't accustomed to the same kinds of music and the same kinds of food.  They make France seem like a lost world or something.  Nothing else to say but do not spend any money on this film even if you have 10 year old daughters.

Monsters Inc.

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I thought that this movie was very good.  It put an amusing twist on Monsters and many of the stereotypes that children put on them.  I think that a movie like this can really help a youngster that may be scared of monsters in the house.  It is sort of along the lines of Caspar except much much better.  I thought that the characters were funny and the voices to fit these characters was a great match.  John Goodman has sort of found a little glitch in these children's films that he is very good at.

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

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I thought that this movie for the most part had a good message but was a terribly stupid movie.  I mean how these kids kept this thing a secret for so long was just rediculous.  The fact that they didn't panic or anything.  It is sort of like Home Alone in a way because the kids learn how to take care of themselves.  This movie takes it a little farther in that the daughter is actually old enough to get a real job and is probably doing some of the things that she should have been doing anyway.

The Iron Giant

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I thought that this movie was okay but for a kids movie it sort of lacked a little of the music that kids like to sing along to.  What I did like about this movie is that it doesn't have your usual perfect ending for a childs story.  In this ending it actually is a little sad but then part of the robot is still alive and that is sort of its soul.   I guess the only thing I really would have improved would be to say where the giant came from.

Dr. Dolittle 2

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I think that this is a good family movie but it is not quite as good as the original.  There is a lot more interaction with Eddie Murphy and the animals.  In this movie Eddie Murphy is a lot less funny and the emphasis is more on the animals for the humor.  I liked the idea of the daughter learning to hear the animals.  I just thought that Eddie Murphy could have joked with the animals a little more.  I also think that the animals got a little to obvious that they could communicate when in part one the animals talk but act like normal animals.

Cats and Dogs

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This movie is a good movie for kids in a good idea that has been used before.  I enjoyed how they tied in the idea to history going back to Ancient Egypt.  This makes the idea a lot more believable.  This is a fun tale full of jokes about why it is dogs and cats do what they do.  It would be hysterical if dogs and cats really acted the way that they did.  I liked this movie because the dogs look terribly real even if they arent.  It is a good change from all the new animated childrens movies that have come out lately. 

Little Giants

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I thought that this was a very good movie about a youth football team and two warring brothers.  I thought that Ed O'Neal and Rick Moranis complimented each other perfectly.  I also liked the idea of the girl football player.  I know that the ending was completely predictable, but for the audience it is perfect because after all these years the two borthers get back together.  A great story for children about how the bullies and the big guys do not always win.  And the parents are funny at times too.

Stuart Little

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I thought that this movie was okay. I thought that the idea of a mouse being in the family and the cat being the pet was a really good idea. This movie stresses the importance of family which I believe is very important to children and something that should be taught. This movie isn't as funny as it is heartwarming. I loved how the had the mobster cats and I loved how the house was in the middle of the city.

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

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I thought this was the better of the two Pee Wee Herman movies. It is very comparable to one of the Ernest movies. It is sort of an idiotic comedy that children or grown children can enjoy. The is some inuendo that parents don't like about these movies but most of it would not really be picked up by kids. Tim Burton directs this movie and keeps his unorthodox style very well scene. I don't know if he has ever made an even somewhat normal movie.