Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Movie Review: The Last Mimzy

"The Last Mimzy" is "E.T." retold but with a message.
Two kids find an artifact in the ocean that turns out to be filled with, among other things, a stuffed bunny. The bunny talks to the sister while a piece of electric glass seems to be rewiring the brother to make him smarter. They hide the goods from the adults since adults never understand. People start to notice a change in the kids. Then the government shows up and really screws things up. There's an escape, they take the alien goodies into the wilderness, and send the bunny back home.

Since most storylines have been done before what's important is how they're told. One version of "Lord of the Rings" is an abomination before the gods while another version is praised by everyone but those who can't watch 3 hour movies. Same story, different storyteller. Similarly, this movie is not only similar to "E.T" but the storytelling is on that same level - if a little less scary.

It was a great movie and you should see it, but I don't know if I need to see it again enough to buy it.

1 comment:

brandy said...

I hate to be one of those people who goes to a movie only because of who is in it, but I have to admit. Knowing that Dwight is in that movie, makes it a must see for me.