Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Review: The Princess and the Frog

Last week I had a houseful of sick kids, so I decided to throw the TV limits to the wind and I rented the newly released The Princess and the Frog. I'd heard a lot about the movie and was anxious to see it!

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. I thought Tiana was a great lead character and I really liked the movie's emphasis on working hard to achieve your dreams. The movie is set in New Orleans in the 1920s, and I thought everything was beautifully drawn. You really feel like you're there with the characters. We especially loved the great music in this movie. Ethan, even though he was sick, was sitting on the couch and bouncing along to the songs. 

The plot of the movie is cute and moves quickly.  The only thing that we didn't like were the two main scenes with the voodoo doctor. Those scenes were very dark and a little scary. Ethan is 2 1/2 and he scares easily, but he did okay. I think that kids slightly older than Ethan might be more scared, since they might understand a bit more what's going on.  I'd recommend having the remote control close at hand if you're watching this with kid that scares easily.

I'd recommend getting this movie for a fun family movie night!

Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post- just passing on my opinion of a movie that I personally rented and watched!


Kathleen said...

We rented this for our kids over the weekend and they loved it! I didn't get to see the whole thing in it's entirety but I did love what I saw. Something tells me the Easter bunny may be bringing one of these... ;-)