I really was not sure what to expect. We have watched the movie trailers a few times and honestly I love that cat! Pig is just adorable. When we arrived at the theater we were handed 3D glasses! Peyton has never even heard of a 3D movie so this was really going to be a treat for her. Thank goodness we had a while before the movie was to start, it took a while to explain to Peyton and get her to understand why we needed to wear glasses to watch the movie. Once she understood she was pretty excited.
For about the first 15 minutes of the movie Peyton could not stop giggling. She LOVED it! She thought it was so cool how everything seemed so close. As a parent it was nice to hear her laughter and watch her enjoying the movie. I’m not going to ruin the movie and tell you all the highlights. I hate it when someone does that to me. But I will tell you, my daughter loved the movie.
I can see why this was rated PG. The mom and daughter were separated and Tip (the little girl) was trying to get home to mom. DreamWorks did an amazing job at not making it scary for the little kids. But my daughter was still concerned throughout the movie. She really wanted Tip to find her mom. And of course Tip is reunited with her mom. Again, DreamWorks did a great job with that scene. Maybe I’m just a sap but I cried. The thought of a mom and daughter being separated and then reunited brought tears to my eyes. I’m not sure if anyone else was tearing up because I was trying to play it off so Peyton did not get concerned.
I really enjoyed Home. Tip is such a strong, resourceful young lady. She talks about not fitting in and how hard she tried and how she was finally accepted. So many kids end up moving around when they are little and it’s tough being different. It’s a great movie that really showcases how we are not all that different from each other. When Oh first met Tip he had one opinion of her because of stereotyping. But once he got to know Tip his opinion changed and he realized she was not that different from him. I also appreciated that in the beginning of the movie all Boovs blindly followed the king but by the end they were thinking for themselves!
Home plays to many different levels. The writing is great. There were jokes in there that older kids and adults will enjoy and enough entertainment to keep the little ones entertained too. Rihanna does a a great job as Tip and I just loved Jennifer Lopez for the moms voice. We will definately be owning a copy when it comes out on DVD.
For Peyton’s first 3D movie she had an absolute blast! Our only low point of the night was when we stopped to play the skill crane in the lobby. It was full of Boovs and Peyton really really wanted an Oh and a pink Boov. And we had Oh! Then the crane opened up too early. Like 5 seconds too early and it bounced off the side of the hole and back into the pit. To a 4 year old this was devastating. She had a hard time accepting the crane lost her Oh. So I suggest you bypass the crane and keep walking. We would have left the theater with smiles and giggles if I had not stopped. Instead we left with tears and crying. Poor Peyton took the whole car ride home to settle down. She was so distraught. But she still loved the movie and still wants her own Boov.