Monday, February 4, 2008

National Treasure: Book of Fashion

So the 7 year old LOVES the movie National Treasure II: Book of Secrets. I took him a week or two ago since we had seen every kids movie that was out and I was NOT about to sit through Alvin and the Chipmunks twice.

Sometimes it's tough to tell if movies that are PG are going to be appropriate or not. I tend to err on the side of caution. My favorite site to check for PG movies I'm not sure about is Common Sense Media. They tell you every single thing that might be objectionable in a movie. So even though they recommend it for 8 and up I was able to determine that the things that were concerns were things I knew my kid could handle. Seriously, if you have kids - bookmark this site - I use it alot.

Anyway, we went and he loved it. As soon as it was over he said, "We HAVE to get that on DVD!" When we got home, he immediately created his own treasure map, loaded up his backpack and enlisted the neighbor children to help him search for treasure. It was so cute.

So, this weekend he wanted to see it again. I agreed since I really wanted to get out (and I really wanted some popcorn). And you know what - Abigail's (the character who plays Nicholas Cage's girlfriend) clothes are adorable! Seriously, go see the movie just to see her cute clothes. Her coats are beautiful! Of course she wears a different coat with every outfit but they were gorgeous. The dress and coat she wears to the Easter egg roll at the White House - I want them.

And on a completely unrelated note, I have to tell you that my 7 year old never says "Listen to this" or just "Listen". He always says, "Hear this". I never have the heart to correct him because it always sounds so cute - like he's a little town crier or something. Oh and the baby - he's been barfing. So, yeah.


kelly bee said...

thank you for that link! i'm still kicking myself for renting "meet the robinsons" a couple weeks ago. cute movie for most kids, but not a good choice for kids who were adopted. now i'll know!

Cindy said...

I've let me almost 8-year-old see a few PG rated movies (rentals, not at the theatre) and I've notice if there is anything that's even remotely inappropriate, it usually goes right over her head and she doesn't even notice it. The biggest problem seems that there are situations she doesn't understand and so has a lot of questions about (e.g. "Why is that man mad at the other man?"), which is why we save those for at home.

The "Hear this" is hilarious! How cute. Don't ever correct this and be glad that you wrote it down because it will probably be corrected or gone before you know it.

Sorry about the baby!!

Mom on the Run said...

The National Treasure movies are the only ones our entire family has ever seen together since Toy Story. And how funny you should say that about the clothes--that's what my almost 21 yr old daughter said "the movie was okay, but the best part was looking at her clothes!"

Amy said...

That was one of the only movies I saw in the theater all year! It was so good, and she is super cute and sassy :)

D'Rae said...

Have you seen the first National Treasure movie? I liked the first one better, but the second was ok. And I have to agree with you about her clothes, Way too cute!

ps. I just found your blog though clogsy's blog and I must say that I enjoy it!