Horton Hears a Who

Over the weekend, I cashed in our Blingo tickets and took the girls to see Horton Hears a Who. It was sweet and completely appropriate for small children. Sarah giggled when they drifted into the anime sequence and Amy giggled when she recognized characters. I wasn’t distracted by the celebrities behind the voices as I am in some cartoons (Oswald). Just one change would have made it the perfect children’s movie. Surely, someone could have written a children’s song for the finale. Something children could sing and enjoy. What 50-year-old decided that an REO Speedwagon song was a good way to end an otherwise charming little movie? So very, very wrong.

Except for WALL-E, the previews for children’s movies this summer was one long Abigail Breslin commercial.

2 thoughts on “Horton Hears a Who

  1. We saw it last weekend, and I totally agree with everything you say. Especially that of the last song….what in the world were they thinking? And the song itself wasn’t even appropriate for the setting, really… it was like [INSERT RANDOM 80’S POWER BALLAD HERE].

  2. Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who is classic, i forgot how much that guy packed into such simple storylines… they didn’t add much to the original story either except for the usual Jim-Carryisms.

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