Tuesday, July 20, 2010
went to see the movie with the boy last weekend. instead of just killing a couple of hours, i'm beginning to realise that these so-called kiddie (animated) movies, as much fun as they are, actually inculcate good moral values within its plot & encouraging us to be & do better. the message i got from this movie is that, no matter how mean or despicable one is & can be, there's always a glimmer of hope that, under unusual circumstances, some good can actually come out of that person.
looking back to some movies i've watched with the kids, these are some lessons i think that could be taught & learned:
Kung Fu Panda : don't make fun of fat, clumsy people - they may yet be the hero you are looking for!
Shrek Forever After : even though you know you are married to your one True Love, you really don't appreciate her till you lose her.
& my favourite cartoon movie....
UP : the epitome of true love, sprouting out of shyness between 2 kids, blooming throughout adulthood & culminating in realising their dream, even after one has passed on.
yeah, i know - i get all mushy inside with True Love movies (i like Grease & Notting Hill, too!), but after watching Despicable Me, even if i'm not that despicable, i think i want to be a SuperDad.
PS. Bee Movie & Wall-E both not only left no impression, they also left me clueless!!