Katie’s birthday is Friday and we’re trying to pick out a movie to watch for a birthday movie night.
She had seen previews for The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep and really really really wanted to see it. So I checked it out here.
Now, when Bill was deployed back in 2003, Fritz was 5 and we watched E.T. That’s a fun movie, right? Well, there’s that bit about him dying towards the end, but he comes back and goes home and everybody lives happily ever after.
But the themes of separation, loss and going home were too much for my kids. Instead of smiles, I had sobbing.
I’ve learned to be a bit more selective in choosing themes now when my kids are having rough times.
On to The Water Horse and the USCCB website review says:
“Engaging but, by the end, surprisingly intense fantasy adventure, set during World War II, in which a forlorn Scottish boy (Alex Etel), coping with the absence of his sailor father…”
“…starts off unthreateningly, but gets steadily more ominous as it moves toward a turbulent climax that would likely frighten most young children.”
Yeah, I think we’ll skip this one for now.
Any suggestions for happy, fun, amusing rentals for mixed ages and genders but all 11 and under?