The animation is crisp and real, often blending computer animation with old-school hand-drawn cells. This is further illustrated (pardon the pun) in his 1997 film Anastasia.
First published in the Holyoke Enterprise 4/30/15 Who’d have thought Robert Rodriguez, the guy who brought us “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Sin City,” and “Desparado,” would ever make not one, but four children’s action movies about a family of spies and their adventures saving the world? After directing “The Faculty”, his only … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Spy Kids” (2001)
First published in the Holyoke Enterprise 4/2/15 Hollywood loves remaking things. If it was popular once, it has to work a second time, right? No. The answer is usually a resounding no. When I first heard about Mr. Peabody and Sherman, my first thought was WHY? These are characters that first appeared in the late … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)
This review was first published in the Holyoke Enterprise 3/12/15. Last time, I watched a LEGO superhero movie, so it’s only fair that I watch something for all the princesses out there. That’s right Dads, we’re watching “Frozen” again! Just kidding; I wouldn’t do that to you. Instead, I’m taking a look at Disney’s latest … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: Disney’s “Pirate Fairy”
This review was first published in the Holyoke Enterprise. “Kid Tested - Uncle Approved” is a review series for adults whom either have children or spend a lot of time with children. More often than not, you’ll end up watching something with the kids and a lot of times, the schlock you watch is utterly … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload”