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3 out of 5

Meet the Robinsons

200px-Meet_the_robinsons Back in December we watched Meet the Robinsons (2007,G) (ScreenIt! Review) for movie night.  From ScreenIt!:

A 12-year-old orphan and failed inventor finds his world turned upside down when a 13-year-old takes him into the future in hopes of fixing a time-space continuum problem caused by some villains' nefarious plans.

It was enjoyable but nothing special.  I give it 3 out of 5.


200px-Balto_movie_posterBack in December the kids watched Balto (1995,G) for movie night.  From

When Nome, Alaska runs out of the antitoxin needed to fight off a diphtheria epidemic, dog teams are the only way to obtain the crucial medicine. Balto the wolf-dog proves his loyalty by leading a dangerous mission through the Alaskan wilderness.

It's interesting that this was based "loosely" on a true story...but it must have been quite a disappointment in its day that this was turned out by Spielberg.  It was OK but unremarkable.

I give it 3 out of 5.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

200px-Pirates_of_the_caribbean_2_poster_b Last night I finished watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).

To free his imprisoned fiancée, a former blacksmith turned swashbuckler tries to find a former pirate acquaintance who's trying to free himself from owing his soul to none other than Davy Jones.

Jam-packed with action and quirkiness.  I didn't like it as much as the first one, but it was still enjoyable.

I give it 3 out of 5.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

200px-Talladega_nights A few weeks back I watched Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

A NASCAR racer must contend with his fall from the top of the sport at the hands of a foreign driver.

I was surprised when I realized that I had been watching for quite a while before noticing tat the "foreign driver" was Sacha Baron Cohen.  The film was quirky enough to be kinda funny despite a tame storyline.  I give it 3 out of 5.

The Da Vinci Code

200px-The_da_vinci_code Last weekend we finished watching The Da Vinci Code (2006,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

An American professor of religious symbology reluctantly teams up with a French police cryptologist as they try to solve a murder that may lead to the greatest religious cover-up of all time.

We didn't care for it at all and took several weeks to make it through.  It just seemed boring and kind of stuffy/stale which was a bit of a surprise since we had heard from friends that it was good.

I give it 2 out of 5.


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