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2015 saw some great movie releases but in our house it’s usually kids films all the time!
I am particularly partial to a kids film that has something in it for the parents too, after all we are the ones being dragged along to watch them too! So, I thought I would write about the top kids films of the year that we enjoyed watching (the first 100 times).
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. – IMDB
The main cast are great; with the likes of Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader there are some laughs for the adults as well as the kids so it is something everyone can enjoy.
The story is about the internal workings of a little girl named Riley and how her emotions affect her actions. In true Disney fashion, her emotions are depicted as forms that have their own misadventure, but what I particularly love is the underlying message of how differently, people see the world and how we are all ruled by our emotions! – maybe this one was enjoyed more by me than the kids!
The end sequence is great! I recommend sticking around for that – the adults would probably appreciate it more!
Hotel Transylvania 2
Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. – IMDB
Some big names return for this sequal (Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler to name a few) and as far as sequels go; I really enjoyed it!
My son wasn’t scared and enjoyed the monsters and the antics of Drac and his monster squad! and I enjoyed all the mishaps and adult jokes that were thrown in for good measure.
Is it as good as the first one? no … is the simple answer, we loved the first one so it was tough to beat, but it was definitely close and still worth the watch.
great soundtrack too!
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. – IMDB
Well, of course we had to see it! Sandra Bullock is amazing as Scarlet Overkill and like the other films I have mentioned there are some great scenes for the adults. It is narrated (which put our son off) because of the lack of dialogue (because minions don’t speak our language! obviously) but with a good music soundtrack he seemed to enjoy it anyway!
It’s not something I enjoy having on repeat, but it’s fine the first time around, and as a backstory film it was quite good! (if a bit holey)
The Good Dinosaur
In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. – IMDB
Made by the same creators as inside out, it’s not surprising why we liked this one too, a lovely family film but if you’re a cryer – I would give it a miss! (yes I cried, no my son did not!)
There’s a lovely family element to this film and a great lesson in friendship and perseverance which really comes across, and as an elusive dinosaur film, the boys loved it! There is a plot similarity to Ice Age though, which is either a plus or minus (depending on whether you liked Ice Age).
We enjoyed it regardless!