Each month, our film club invites selected Tots100 bloggers to review a selection of new and classic movies from Warner Bros. This month, our Tots100 bloggers were getting into the Easter vibe, and checking out some of the best films for families. So if you’re wondering what to watch if the Bank Holiday turns out soggy (like it would be anything else) then look no further – here’s what our bloggers made of Happy Feet 2, Willie Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Bugs Bunny Easter Funnies:
First up, our reviewers checked out the dancing penguins of Happy Feet 2.
Some bloggers LOVED the movie – the animation and landscapes are utterly spectacular, says Qwerty Mum, and Susan K Mann says the film is funny and cute, and her two young boys were kept interested throughout – bonus!
Other bloggers found the film fun – but long. Happy Feet 2 is 1hr 40 mins and might drag a little, although there are some interesting environmental themes and the look of the film is lush, says Emily at Pants with Names.
If you do buy the film, then Rachel over at Major Love of Film highly recommends investing in the triple play, so you can watch the film on multiple devices – including your smartphone.
Our second film this month is the Bugs Bunny Easter Funnies Collection. So it’s not strictly Easter any more – who cares? There’s never a wrong time to watch Bugs Bunny. The Easter Funnies kept a toddler in fits, says Gingerbread House while over at Right from the Start, the DVD had three girls of different ages in fits of laughter with its slapstick humour.
Next up, there’s the Great Willie Debate. Which is your favourite?
Over at Who’s the Mummy, Sally came down on the side of Gene Wilder in the 1971 classic Willie Wonka, while Rebecca at Two Became Four is behind Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton-directed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Even if you do love the new film, the old version is a classic and might make you just a bit nostalgic, says Becky from Baby Budgeting.
If you do invest in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, remember it’s a PG and some parts might be scary for younger children, says Amy at Cooking, Cakes and Children who is (if I may be so bold) completely WRONG on the whole Johnny v Gene issue. Enough said.
So, that’s your soggy Bank Holiday viewing sorted. Thanks to all our reviewers, and if you’d like to win a DVD gift bundle of all FOUR of these movies, just tell us – what’s Bugs Bunny’s famous catchphrase?
Congratulations to Jo (Devon Mummy) who has won last month’s DVD film bundle – a copy of NeverEnding Story, Secret Garden, The Green Lantern and Black Beauty are winging their way to you!