Posted Monday, November 14, 2005, 04:23 PM
This movie surprised me. I try to go to a movie with no preconceived notions of what it should be like, but there are certain things that I’ve come to expect as normal for an animated film, especially when it is of the Disney variety. This movie was much more than I thought it would be. Probably because I only saw billboards for it, and a teaser trailer for it at another movie I had seen a while back. Talk about a fun time had by all.
Ok, so we all know the moral behind the story of chicken little. Something falls out of the sky, hits him on the head, and he freaks out. I tell this story to my kids in my office sometimes when they are the kinds of kids that over react. But this movie twists the whole idea around and asks the question, “What if a piece of the sky did fall and hit him on the head.” Chicken Little walks through the aftermath of a very embarrassing incident that has haunted Chicken Little most of his life. But, with the help of his jr. high school friends, thing turn out to be more than the appear to be. Couple that Chicken Little’s desire to make his Dad proud, and a slight miss understanding about what a map means, and this movie goes from funny to hilarious by the time it is over.
My wife and I laughed at so many one liners, we sometimes lost track of the story. If you are into psychology, or know anything about conflict management or interpersonal skills, this movie will be funny to you. If you work with kids, and have had long term exposure to the school like of jr. highers, you will find this movie really funny. If youre both, then you will not stop laughing.
Great Movie to see.
Released Nov 2005