Over the weekend we treated ourselves to a family movie night. These Friday night fun fests are becoming one of Darah’s favorite activities, and now that she is old enough to sit through an entire movie, I have to say that I’m finding them to be enjoyable, as well. This is really the only time I’m able to watch a movie start to finish!
The Lorax just came out this week on DVD and we were able to snag a copy thanks to a nearby Blockbuster Express kiosk. Rentals there are just $2 for the first night, and $1 for every night thereafter. Three cheers for a movie I can actually afford! By the way, I’d strongly recommend that you follow Blockbuster Express on Twitter and Facebook. They keep you in the loop about the newest releases and promotions. I got a free rental code just for signing up on their site, so all I’m saying is that they take care of their customers!
We had a big adventure going to get our movie and our snacks. I’ve included a few highlights for you below. Check out all the fun on my Google+ album! And watch out for the snake!
Gotta love the lower fee for subsequent rental days! I also appreciate that you can buy a movie if you love it!
This mobile feature saved the day for us, as The Lorax was already checked out at our first stop.
It was SO EASY to create a theme with this movie. We payed homage to the Lorax by eating orange food!
It was really tough to get a picture of Darah during the movie because she could not tear her eyes away to give me a smile!
The whole family cheered when the one who speaks for the trees made his grand entrance (and grand, it was!).
I’m sharing my review of the movie on the #CouchCritics website, but I can’t just leave you guys hangin’, so here’s a portion of my review for you!
“While The Lorax used quite a few tropes in the story line, as well as techniques that, in my opinion, are getting quite tired (like the slow motion action sequence), I didn’t sit down to watch it for its cinematic innovations. I watched it so that my daughter and I could further explore a story she already knows and loves. And in that respect, the movie was wonderful. I did think it was cast well, and was pleasantly surprised to hear Betty White’s voice as the helpful and hip grandmother.
I thought one of the most visually stunning (and humorous!) scenes in the entire move was “the river” scene. My daughter was on the edge of her seat watching the adventure unfold, and I was left pondering over the limits one should go to in pursuit of the greater good (is it ok to literally send someone down the river when they are harming your community?).”
Parents, this is a really good choice for a family movie night. It’s a great story on so many levels, and you can really have fun with it by incorporating special themed snacks for your event. You can go all out by searching Pinterest for ideas, or you can just keep it simple like we did, and go for all things orange. Darah talked about how much fun she had watching the movie with us on Friday night as soon as she was out of bed Saturday morning. We made a memory together and it didn’t cost much money to make it happen. And now we have SO much more to discuss when we read The Lorax at bed time.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.