Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Last Mimzy

The fantasy element of The Last Mimzy was lost on me. I'm either too old, too cynical or both. Throughout the film, I kept thinking "get to the point". The theory of time travel has always bothered me, so I'm not a good judge here. The kids around me in the theater seemed to enjoy this story about a brother and sister who find things on the beach that are from the future. These things have been sent to send a message to preserve humanity. The Last Mimzy is in search of a pure heart, to extend the message of hope for the future. The best part of the film is the portrayal of wonder in the children and confusion in the adults.


Abe Froman said...

I often find stories that use time travel to be a wreck. Its often just used as a "cheat" to get to the end. I'll leave this one for my nephews to enjoy.

Linda said...

Yeah, I've heard a few adults say "huh" on this one.