Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday Morning Movie Review

It's a bright and beautiful morning in Nashville, TN. At least, it looks that way from inside the Homewood Suites. :) I have great news before I start the review - UNLUCKY is in production!!!!! You heard me - revisions are complete and approved - YEAH!!!!! There were a couple of hiccups in the learning process that I hope not to have again, but the best part is apparently, I will be able to write two books a year - or dangerously close to it. UNLUCKY was sort of my test case to make sure I could write that fast without sacrificing quality. I wish I could say I'm taking time off to celebrate, but there's no time. I'm hard at work on my next proposal.

Now, on to the movie review. Today's movie - Shrek the Third

I liked this movie okay, but I want to explain the okay part: I absolutely do not like (maybe even hate a little) cartoons for adults. I can't explain why, but I just don't find them interesting or funny. I don't like Beevis & Butthead, The Simpsons, etc. and never have. So if I found The Third okay, people who like cartoons will probably think it was great.

It still had some clever humor, although not as adult as the first one, which was unfortunate. The plot was decent and lended itself to a little fun with the characters. Puss in Boots is still my favorite character, although donkey runs a close second. The baby donkey/dragons were cute. I think my biggest problem with the Shrek movies is that I don't really like Shrek or Fiona. Kinda makes it hard to love the movie when you don't connect with the hero/heroine, huh?

My final rating: If you liked the first two - you'll like this one.


Tori Lennox said...

Great news about UNLUCKY!!!

Would you believe I've never seen ANY of the Shrek movies? I don't have anything against cartoons for adults, per se. Though, come to think of it, I don't care for any of your examples either. I love kids' cartoons, though. Especially KIM POSSIBLE. I want to be Kim. She's the coolest, hip, kick-ass teenager on the planet. *g*

Anonymous said...

Boy Howdy! Get a load of this. One of my friends gave me a book to read, EVEN NOW, by Karen Kingsbury. I had never heard of her, nor had I read any of her books. But I did read and enjoy this one, so I checked out her web site:
"How long does it take you to write a book? Usually I can write an entire 100,000 word novel in 2-3 weeks. There have been numerous times when I've written a book in 7 days or less-and usually the first draft is very close to how the book winds up." She's married, 6 kids, half of them orphans she adopted. Her family helps with the kids, all of whom are home schooled! Several of her books have been made into tv movies. One of her newest is currently available at Walmart. My goodness!
I'm not into Shrek movies. I did enjoy Georgia Rules with Jane Fonda. Saw it on Mother's Day. Good insight into a difficult subject--incest. I thought it was well done and thought provoking.

Wendy Roberts said...

Woo hoo! I can't wait to read Unlucky!

I really can't get into any of the adult cartoons either. I didn't see Shrek the Third but my kids did and it got a thumbs up from them. In the last couple of Shreks I've enjoyed the music more than the shows.

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - Yeah, I love the kid cartoons too - still watch them when I happen to flip by. There's just something about the adult ones that don't draw my attention.

Karen Kingsbury should be strung up and pummeled with stones. No one should ever have the capability of writing a book in two weeks. That's just not fair. :)

Wendy - The kids DO love it which I find amusing since they probably don't "get" half of the humor. Oh well, I guess they like the characters.

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