I had to stop being selfish only watching Asylum action, horror, and comedy films and it was time to watch a kid friendly one. It took a lot of candy and bribery to get my daughters to sit and watch a movie with me since I traumatized them with “Gacy House”http://wp.me/p2eH5w-1g
We sat down and watched a pleasant “Princess and the Pony”. They loved it and it was not difficult for me to watch either. For them what’s not to love, a princess, a pony, cute puppy, crazy but realistic aunt and the kidnappers were whacky enough to entertain my kids and bizarre enough to entertain me. I wasn’t sure how my kids would react to the kidnapper Theodore Synder (Bill Oberst Jr.) since he was in “A Haunting in Salem” and the upcoming “Abraham vs. Zombies”, but wow he knows how to entertain kids, good job Mr. Oberst.
Kudos to Rachel Goldenberg the director, you must have great patience to work with so many kids and she obviously does I struggle to handle my two and can imagine how my hand would hurt from spanking an entire cast of kids….just kidding I don’t spank my kids I use a hockey stick. Hat’s off to the young and already very talented children actors especially Fiona Perry who was Princess Evelyn.
Of course being a kid movie there has to be a dance sequence before the end credits and the only bad thing with those is I typically have to play it over about twenty times before my kids are tired of dancing to it.
Throughout the movie there were a few things that stood out:
- The princess’s first day of school. She bumps into another kid and says “pardon me” he belches on her. Good to see kids carrying on my old tradition.
- The princess proudly sits down at a table in the cafeteria and expects someone to bring her food. This was good for the parents watching because it showed kids that even princesses need to get their own food and to stop bugging others when hungry.
- Queen Matilda (Kim Little) is married to this guy. http://www.theasylum.cc/blog/2012/03/behind-the-safety-card-in-your-seatback-pocket/
- Don’t rely on the sheriff, he has an answering machine.
Lessons learned for kids:
- Don’t go under a running car to fetch a ball. You mind find out a princess is attending your school.
- Don’t talk to strangers with a handlebar mustache, unless you have a pony to defend you.
- Clay fights in the living room are acceptable.