I saw the creepiest thing yesterday, creepier than I've seen in a long time.
The kids and I went to the free summer movie at the Riverwalk, Happy Feet. I'm sure you've either seen it or seen the advertisement by now? Penguin can't sing, wants to dance more than anything, outcast by his society, saves the penguins from certain doom. La la la. The sound track is great. The reviews weren't so great. I absolutely hated it.
The first half of the movie was just plain silly. The second half highly political. All of it extremely "done" and cliche'. There were even some very tense, terrifying parts, probably the only parts I liked. Seeing them on the big screen, I almost had the feeling of being on amusement park rides. Like the swinging pirate ship (which I hate, but go on every time), those parts made my heart leap into my throat and stay there. Very cool.
The penguins had black faces and dark, beady eyes. All but Mumble, the dancing penguin. He was voiced by Elijah Wood and the animators did a very good job of giving him Elijah Wood's big innocent blue eyes. I have always thought that Wood's eyes were slightly creepy, but seeing them on a penguin was downright WRONG. Creepy, creepy, creepy.
I'm done. Thank you for letting me get that off my chest. This is a reminder to me to pay attention to reviewers I trust. Ugh.
Until I write again ...