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By jank - Last updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Subtitle: Kids movies – we watch ’em so you don’t have to

One of the things I’m digging lately is that I get to go to movies again. Like actual movies in an actual theater with popcorn, sticky floors, and glorious, glorious air conditioned darkness, which hasn’t lost its thrill on hot summer days. The tradeoff is that, in order to go without shelling out $40 for a sitter, I’ve been seeing a lot of kids’ movies lately. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, I’m finding myself wanting to prematurely age the boyos to the point where we could have gone to see District 9 instead of Shorts. ‘Cept by then they won’t want to go with their pop, as I (hopefully) won’t have boobs.

Anyways – Shorts.

The kids loved it. It had cool effects, likeable characters, kept moving, and had boogers. Giant walking boogers.

Me? I made it through without breaking out Stanza to read Moby Dick. So it couldn’t have been awuful.

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Overall I enjoyed the movie. But, I will say that if you don’t currently have kids, or your kids are already teens, you’ll never see this movie, and won’t have missed out on much (unless Jolie blows up into the next teen star). If you’ve got kids between infants and 12 years old, it wouldn’t be a terrible DVD choice in a couple of months. Or, if it’s a hot day and you just want cool, dark, and air conditioning, you could do worse by them.

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2 Responses to “Shorts”

Comment from etrigan
Time August 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm

a) when did you have a hot summer day?
b) when did you lose your boobs?

Comment from billjank
Time August 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Hot is a sliding scale. 85 without central air is hot.

And I’m guessing that man boobs won’t cut it. Though they’re down below an A cup in any case. Shrank back in the calorie counting fad of aught six.

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