Thursday, June 10, 2010

By the Way

If you have children or are maybe still a child at heart, you may be interested in the email below from our French son. I remember they introduced us to Shrek some years ago and we enjoyed watching it with the children. Prince of Persia reminds me of 'The Princess Bride' - always a favourite in the family.

Just a quickie to let you know that we went to see « Prince of Persia » at the cinema with the kids on Sunday & it was brilliant.

It is an unusual film in that it appeals to boys & girls, young & old(er) … and is an old fashioned adventure movie, with some spectacular special effects, but which are part of the plot, rather than the ‘raison d’etre’ for the film. There is a good storyline (like Arabian Nights) and some romantic elements, some humour & a very pleasant looking leading actor & actress. There is a fair degree of action, but not a lot of violence (which we were worried about as the video game is only that) & it is made by Disney.

I think that Dad would really enjoy it & it is definitely worth seeing on the big screen.

The French family scored it 5/5.



“Super” … elder boy aged 15

“GĂ©nial” …younger boy aged 12

“When can we tape it on the TV” … small girl aged 7





14 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

Wow! I want to go and watch it NOW.
I remember what a rage the game was in the late 90s. It's playing at the IMAX here and I must NOT miss it :D

Pat said...

CC: oh good. I hope you like it - do let us know:)

Elisabeth said...

I love a god kids film. Pat. I'm looking forward to seeing Up and Where the wild Things Are on DVD all by myself.

R. Sherman said...

I'm sure this is on tap for my three. Have a nice weekend, dear.

Cheers.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I didn't think I wanted to see "Avatar" but I saw it on the flight to LA - on a tiny screen! - and loved it. Now, a prize for any children who know where Persia is?

Pat said...

Daphne: Miss, Miss, Miss - I know! Ask me!

Maggie said...

I'll tell G. Thank you.

Eryl Shields said...

Only you, Pat, could compel me to see a film with the words: 'some humour and a very pleasant looking leading actor and actress'! I have to say, though, the trailer does make it look rather gripping.

Pat said...

Randall: my comment disappeared again. I was hoping your three would like it.

Maggie: it's great when you can watch a film together that you both appreciate. Tonight we watched 'Sense and Sensibility.' and liked it even better than the first time.

Eryl: that's our French son being terribly English.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, I am so grateful for your review. This film has gotten rather wretched reviews over here and I thought..."Well, I won't bother--even though I have to wait for the DVD like your 7 year old---But now....I look very much forward to it...I trust you more than the sour so called "professional" reviewers....Thanks, my dear.

Pat said...

Naomi: ooooh I hope you aren't disappointed.

miss diarist said...

The Princess Bride is the first film I can remember seeing in the cinema, with my grandma when I was about 4. Shall have to investigate Prince of Persia!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Have you seen the movie called Babies? I saw bits of it on Oprah. It was made by a Frenchman, and it's about 4 babies, their 1st year. No dialogue.

Pat said...

Miss D:they do sound similar.

GG: no but it sounds fascinating. I adore babies.