It costs so much money to take a family to the movies that parents have to be smart about choosing the films. You can’t spend your hard-earned money on duds.
So I thought it would be great if parents could share which holiday movies are worth your buck!
I can vouch for two movies so far. We saw “Hugo” with Rose’s class a few weeks ago and it was simply amazing. We didn’t pay for the 3D but you could tell where the effects would have been. I think it would have been worth the money on this one for the 3D if your kids like that.
The fifth-graders who went all loved it. My third-grader went and he thought it was long and a little slow. The fifth-graders had all read the book so that might have helped too. I had not read the book and I was thoroughly entertained. Parents will like it as much as kids. I wouldn’t take small kids to it though. I specifically left my 4-year-old with a friend.
When my parents were visiting a few weeks ago, they took us to see the new Muppet movie, which the whole family loved. It was perfect for Grandpa down to the 4-year-old. Highly recommending the new Muppet movie
I think we are going to see “The Adventures of Tintin” today and will probably pay for the 3D. We’ve read interviews with Steven Spielberg where he talks about the 3D and I think he was purposeful with it. I am thinking the 4-yea-old is not going to enjoy it but I don’t really have any place to leave her so we’ll see how she does.
All of my kids want to see the Chipmunk’s new movie “Chipwrecked” but I just think it’s going to be awful. I asked my neighbor’s who went – the kids said it was great, the mom said “I can’t believe I spent $30 on this.”
So let us know which holiday movies you have seen and which are worth your money. Also tell us if there is a 3D option, is it worth paying for.
Editor’s Update: We all loved “Tintin,” except for the 4-year-old. It was a little scary and intense for her. (But I didn’t have anyone to leave her with.) However, the 10-year-old, 8-year-old and the adults all loved it. (There were three teenagers sitting next to us who also cheered and loved it.) We went to the matinee and did do the 3D version. We ended up paying $45 to get in with the matinee price. But I do think Spielberg shot specifically for the 3D. The animation is amazing — although the characters seem short-legged. There was lots of adventure and laughs. We all gasped and awed and chuckled through it. Be aware there is a significant amount of drinking and reference to drinking by the sea captain. They explain it as being a bad thing but he does drink through much of the movie. Also be aware there are plenty of guns and gun fire through out. They try to avoid too graphic or violent scenes but there is gunfire. Overall we all thought the story line was great, the adventure was engrossing and the music and animation were lovely. It is worth your holiday money.