A few days ago, our family went to a drive-in theater and watched a double-feature under the stars. It was a fun time with friends and a first for our kids. The movies were Planes and Monsters University. I’m no movie reviewer (as you shall see), but the contrast between the two movies was fascinating. Planes was generally underwhelming, formulaic, predictable, and kind of boring. Monsters University, which really was good, looked like Casablanca in contrast. It was a good time and led to some good conversations about what makes for a good story.
That got me thinking about some of our family’s favorite movies. These are a few, though not necessarily a “Top 5.” I limited myself to just three, two-word sentences to describe each one. Very difficult. <—-See? I somehow included only one Pixar movie. Those are all (excepting that aberration of aberrations, Cars 2) favorites. I’m very interested to hear some of your family’s favorites.
The Adventures of Robin Hood
High adventure. Happy heroics. Nobility abounding.
Meet the Robinsons
Fun sequences. Light, heavy. Excellent soundtrack.
The Secret of Kells
Whimsical art. Happily different. Engaging history.
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What are some of your favorites and why?