Many movies have been out/just came out/ is about to come out. I mean, hel-lo! As long as there is an entertainment industry out there, there's got to be some form of entertainment! =D
Anyways, I recently watched one from each of the above mentioned category.
Bolt, Up, and Kung Fu Panda.
2. Kung Fu Panda
All are family movies. I mean, I don't really want to endorse any PG-13 movies... We all have our parental limits, and I, for one, want to respect that. (And family movies are just plain fun, right?)
Bolt- I love this movie. It was almost completely clean (just has a short bit of what dogs usually do to each other when they meet...) But it's an computer animated tale of a movie dog who gets separated from his beloved owner, Penny. The catch? He's only been living in a world where he thinks he's really the super-dog character in his TV shows. That in itself can show this movie has a lots of laughs. Join the adventure as Bolt, Rhino, and Mittens journey from New York to Hollywood.
I recommend this movie to gals mostly. I mean, this movie is guy-watchable but I mean, a cute, heartwarming story of a dog and his gal. What I really recommend this for? A sleepover with your sisters or best friends or a daddy-daughter night. I watched it with my sisters AND my dad. It rocked.
Kung Fu Panda- Po, an overweight, noodle-serving panda dreams of learning kung fu and meeting the furious five (five animals who are like the superheroes of kung fu). This movie is full of laughs and slo-mo's. As I said above, Po is overweight and this movie has no problem showing it. Several nose-wrinkling scenes when Po's behind gets in the way or squishes a bad guy, he is made fun of for his pudginess, and general jiggling. Is it so terrible? Not really, but it would be better without it. There's also two or three times Po gets hit where he's not supposed two. Also one exclaimation of, "I'm gonna pee!"
A big surprise along with a big laugh at the end won the movie over to me. Plus, I just absolutely LOVE Shifu! Oh, and Oogway! They are just too CUTE!
Probably more of a guy movie. Most of the people who have talked about this movie have either been 1) Little guys or 2) Bigger guys. Girls can enjoy it too, though, (well, duh. Like me) especially those involved in martial arts. You won't believe how many times my sisters and I drew comparisons to different characters to people we knew (whose names will never be disclosed *winks*)
UP: Pixar has no problems with not being clean. All of their movies are highly recommended by me, though some movies could use some things in the storyline. This is one of them. The main character, and old square-shaped widower, is fed up with the life he lives and thinks back to his childhood, when he wanted to go to "The Lost Falls". The way to get there is extremely creative. He gets about a million baloons, stuffs the strings through his chimney, rigs up a way to steer, and he's off. But wait- here enters boy with backpack who is swept away on his journey when he innocently wants to get a badge for "Assisting the elderly". Many lessons are learned, with the help of an endangered bird and talking pooch, as they try to save the bird ("Kevin") from being captured.
My main problem with this story was I had nothing real to hold onto. Fantasy is great, but what I love is when fantasy has elements I can relate to. Would I see it again? Yes. The setting I watched it in wasn't very great.
I recommend this movie to, basically, everyone. Just because it was the lowest of three doesn't mean you shouldn't see it. As I said, Pixar rocks.