So...a bit tired today. But lots for me to do. I've been reading the intertubes this morning searching for something more interesting than the Cheddar Bear Crackers recipe I found. Here's an item or two which caught my eye:
I genuinely thought that the animated movie Hoodwinked was one of the worst movies I've never seen. I say "never" as I used to have my workspace in my kitchen and thus, was privy to everything my children would watch in the nearby living room. I heard the entire movie--and it made me want to HULK SMASH. Wandering into the room occasionally to see if the visuals had any relation to the dialogue did not help matters. I personally found the animation clunky, awkward and visually unappealing. Everyone in the family but the youngest child agreed...and the youngest was five years old at the time. I don't believe the movie has played in the house since she turned 6. Colour me beyond astonished that this one got a sequel--oh, just did a quick Wiki. Yep, the first one was released in 2005; this one was to be released January of last year but the rights got held up. And according to Wiki, I am far from alone in my (intense fiery) dislike of it:
"Critical reception has been mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes, as of February 2011, the film has garnered a positivity rating of 48%, out of 122 reviews. On Metacritic, it received a score of 45/100 ("mixed or average reviews"). On its 4-day opening weekend, the box office totaled up to $16,879,402. It has grossed $110,013,167 worldwide, including $51,386,611 in the United States. Its major acclaim seemed to be the animation which was considered "loose" and "very real world modern like". It was praised also for its original premise and story."So...all this and yet there's a sequel. Check out the trailer for Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil if you're curious, or genuinely fond of the first.