I may be an adult but I love watching kids films!!

@oldchem1 (8132)
June 16, 2010 8:42am CST
Do any of you other adults out there get pleasure from watching some of the wonderful animated films that are around nowadays. One of my favourite of the recent films is 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' · I thought that this film was really really good my husband and I laughed from start to finish of the film. I adored Steve,(a talking monkeyhe was hilarious! I know that this is a children’s film that is obviously aimed at the younger audience, but it is one of those films which definitely has things for the adults too who will no doubt be forced to sit and watch with their children! Not that I needed any forcing I loved it as much as the kids, if not more!! The film is about a young inventor, Flint, a boy who is always inventing useless items: ratbirds, a “remote control” TV, Spray on Shoes- which never come off! And the list goes on! Everybody is fed up of his inventions on the small island (hidden below the A of “Atlantic” on the globe, Swallow Falls and so when he makes a new invention, a machine which makes food from water, nobody gets excited, despite them been stuck to eating sardines forever after the sardine factory made too many sardines!!!! Sounds a bit strange I know - but you MUST watch it - it's a real rib tickler!!!
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@much2say (53947)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Jun 10
Oh yes! I haven't done any research on it, but I'm assuming it was based on the children's book (no mistake about the title) . . . it was definitely different from the book which is way shorter (and I love the book!). Still, I enjoyed the film more than I thought I would. Oh - that monkey was a hoot! Flint's father's facial expressions (or lack of it - ha ha) were funny too. Hubby and I mostly see animated films as "films" - not necessarily for kids unless it has a definite known kiddie character - like Barney or The Wiggles. So we enjoy many of them!
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• United States
16 Jun 10
Well, it SHOULD have been based on the book, but it really wasn't. As I said the the discussion-starter, I didn't like the film because it didn't follow the book at all. The only things in common were the title and the fact that food fell from the sky. SO disappointing!
@oldchem1 (8132)
17 Jun 10
As I've not read the book I enjoyed the film on it's own merit, I hardly ever like films of books tat I have read
• Malaysia
16 Jun 10
i'm in the industry, so i watch it to get ideas well...i do need to maintain a certain level of creativity. animated films are the epitome of creative communication, as story tellers are able to tell whatever tale they want, and there will be practically no limits to what they want to show in their tale.. i absolutely enjoyed that meatball movie (that's what my office calls it!) it was a real nice play on ideas...and we even started developing a little project based on ideas from it
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• Malaysia
16 Jun 10
it does sound interesting.. but it's quite taxing on the mind to be able to conjure up crazy ideas every single day... hence the need for a lot of creative input
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@oldchem1 (8132)
16 Jun 10
You sound like you have an interesting job
@mentalward (14691)
• United States
16 Jun 10
I saw that movie and loved it! Actually, I like a lot of the animated movies that have come out in recent years like Ice Age (all three of them) and Monsters, Inc. I still love all the Disney animated movies, too. Watching them now takes me back to my childhood which is a great escape from reality every now and then. You'll find me checking out all the new animated movies, actually. Some of them are hysterically funny and I do like to laugh.
@mentalward (14691)
• United States
16 Jun 10
Oh, definitely! I used to think that grandkids were a way for us to relive our youth but we don't need them. We just need more animated movies.
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@oldchem1 (8132)
16 Jun 10
I think that they're too good for kids!!
@verabear (796)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Oh I love watching films even if they're originally meant for kids. The last one I really enjoyed was How to Train Your Dragon. I don't see anything wrong with enjoying those kinds of films.
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@karen1969 (1779)
30 Jun 10
I want to see that one too! I love dragons!!
@leasmom (101)
• Austria
16 Jun 10
And I thought it was only me being childish *hehe* But to be honest, it doesn't even have to be a featurefilm for me, Bugs Bunny or the Roadrunner do it just as well ;) It's just as well that I have a small child, gives me an excuse!
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@oldchem1 (8132)
16 Jun 10
Oh I just grab a kid, any kid!! Luckily I have 9 (and a bit ) grandchildren to help me out
@bangamed (98)
• Indonesia
17 Jun 10
I also like animated films, especially those created by Pixar. I consider them as genius artists who created so many wonderful movies. My favorite one is "Up", because the story is hilarious and also touching. I also like Wall-E, Ratatouille and Monster's Inc. There are such a lot of hidden messages in their movies, which make Pixar's works not merely a childish 3D show for children. And about Cloudy, it's very funny to watch too, my daughter likes the jello and ice cream scenes...
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@karen1969 (1779)
30 Jun 10
Up, Ratatouille and Monsters Inc. are 3 of my favourite films and I'm 40!
@maean_19 (4655)
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
There's no wrong watching movies for kids, sometimes it is good to be young at heart. I too sometimes watch movies for young ones. Would you believe that I love watching "Barbie"? I have watched "Up" too. It is about the story of the movie anyway.
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@oldchem1 (8132)
16 Jun 10
Lol We will have to sing 'Barbie Girl' to you
@saraines (154)
• United States
17 Jun 10
there is nothing wrong with that, i too enjoy watching kids films, some of my favorites are, 1)the lion king 2)cars 3)the incredibles 4)Ratatouille, and this is just to name a few...i think there is a kid in all of us, no matter how old we get...
@juggerogre (1653)
• Philippines
17 Jun 10
Same here. I love animated movies. I also like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Really funny movie. I'm excited to watch Toy Story 3. Its been a while since I have seen woody, buzz and the rest of the gang.
• China
17 Jun 10
hi,I love watching animated films.'Madagascar''Kung Fu Panda'‘Shrek’…………I love those stories, and some dialogues are so funny.Now I still can't help laughing every time I think of some scenes.
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@dav20b (507)
• United States
18 Jun 10
I Like to watch some kid films since I like funny movies and the shrek movies with the big green guy I think thats how you spell it sorry I am not that good at spelling.So some times I watch movies with my little sister.
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• United States
17 Jun 10
I have never been a fan of children animated films as a child, and even as an adult do not particularly care too much for them. However I have found that when an innocent animated film is release I tend to favor them. For instance Alice in Wonderland was a very good one. Children today are so exposed to a great many action and killer thrilling movie. I find that many children today do not enjoy children films if there is no beatings and murder involved. A shame really that our children of today, cannot continue to keep and enjoy their innocence for too long due to the over-exposed media.
@puccagirl (7294)
• Israel
17 Jun 10
I do too! I love Disney movies and Pixar movies especially, a lot of them are really well made (better made than some grown up movies even, I would say!) and funny! I am not ashamed of that either, my friends all know I like these movies, and often give me ideas of new kiddie movies to see if they hear of something...
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@trish99 (10)
• United States
17 Jun 10
I must say this movie was awesome! I didn't like how everyone was so negative with him inventing things that just did not work. But I would have to say Flint kept trying to do his best and by the end of the move those products that seemed useless came in handy to save their little town. From start to finish "cloudy with a chance of meatballs" is definitely a funny movie with some 'ahh' moments in it for the love birds out there.
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• United States
16 Jun 10
Well I'm 19, so some people still see me as a kid, but I like kids films more than I like adult films. Kid's films are uplifting, wholesome, and fun! Adult films... well these days they're vulgar, depressing, and offensive. I'd rather watch kids films a lot of the time! I haven't seen Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs yet, but I'd like to! Thanks for the recommend!
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@sender621 (14894)
• United States
16 Jun 10
I see nothing wrong with adults watching kid oriented films. Sometimes they are better than what most adults are viewing. I watch a lot of kid films on the disney channel myself. They are great family viewing.
@cip116 (1011)
• Romania
16 Jun 10
I watch movies for children Cartoons are the first place. Chip&Dale and Tom&Jerry Then the series for children Lassie was wonderful In the room my son have a picture of Lassie Jerry war with Tom,with a cover glass on the head,airplane (a tin)with an announcement "I won,send more cats"
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@karen1969 (1779)
30 Jun 10
Oh yes, I am 40 but I love family films and kids' films! I haven't seen Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs yet, but I saw and loved Up, it is a fantastic film!! Some of my other favourites include Ratatouille and Monsters Inc.
@oldchem1 (8132)
30 Jun 10
Up was brilliant wasn't it!! Ratatouille is my grandson's favourite!!
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Regardless of age, I think these kinds of films are for everyone. I love Shrek 4, and I am excited to watch toy story 3.
@oldchem1 (8132)
16 Jun 10
Oh me too I loved both Shrek and Toy Story !! I'm buying the new Toy Story for my son whether he want's it or not!!!
@karen1969 (1779)
30 Jun 10
I like the Shrek films too, they're such fun!
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
Hi, it's okay to like movies for kids, it definitely gives us a good laugh. It makes us kids at heart again, and i guess it will make us look younger on the outside too. It can be a form of therapy for all of us. I also like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by the way. My husband and I were laughing like till the end of the movie. Hehehe! I also like Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age.
@oldchem1 (8132)
19 Jul 10
I'm presently looking forward to watching the new Tot Story!! One of my favourites