Posts Tagged ‘movies with the kids’

Review: Lego Adventures of Clutch Powers (DVD)

So how did you kick off March Break at your house? Us? With a Saturday afternoon movie of course. Earlier in the week we were watching a movie we rented from the library when we spotted the trailer for Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers; a full-length feature film based on Lego characters. My son starred wide-eyed in awe at the movie trailer. So imagine his surprise when a few days later someone sent us a copy of that very movie! [insert image of a 5-year-old doing a bit of a happy dance].

With my son’s Lego fixation (we even established a Lego building area in his room), it’s no surprise he wanted to watch this movie. So we watched it. And we watched it again. And again. In one day Lego: The Adventure of Clutch Powers has been watched four times! And if I allowed it, my son would keep watching it.

And actually I don’t really blame him. The picture quality is actually quite good, better than I was expecting, but I guess when you have the Lego name attached to it you have to make it good. The story is fun:

Meet Clutch Powers, the best builder and explorer in the LEGO® universe as he heads off on his most dangerous mission yet. Join Clutch and his team of LEGO® experts as their adventure leads them from LEGO® City to the Space Police prison planet to the medieval world of Ashlar where they must help the rightful heir to the King’s throne find the courage to regain the kingdom from the evil wizard Mallock the Malign.

Their brick-building skills will be put to the ultimate test as they face off against Mallock’s skeleton army. Get ready for an action-packed adventure like nothing you have ever seen before, The Adventures of Clutch Powers! (pulled from the official Lego Clutch Powers website)

We’re big fans of the Wii Lego Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Batman games and Lego: Adventures of Clutch Powers has the same sort of feel. My son loved seeing some of his favourite Lego sets come to life and screen and his favourite part was when the character’s built things on the spot. The adventure contained the same fun humour in the Lego Wii game vignettes. Because the movie is based on the Lego characters, we didn’t need to worry about scary scenes but it was still a great adventure story.

If you have a Lego fan in your house, Lego: Adventures of Clutch Powers might be a great addition to your home video library. Wonder what we’ll be watching on our road trip later this week?

A Morning with Barbie at The Mermaid Tale movie premiere

I’ve been a member of the Yummy Mummy Club for a number of years now. I’ve enjoyed the articles, even wrote a few, and love their contests. Sometimes they even host events for Yummy Mummy Club members to get out and have fun. Today was one of those days with the Barbie Mermaid movie premiere event.

Barbie in a Mermaid Tale is the newest Barbie adventure move, due out on DVD March 9. To celebrate the movie’s release, the Yummy Mummy Club, along with Highroad, Universal and Mattel, hosted a fun movie premiere event for some local Yummy Mummy Club members.

My daughter’s were thrilled to be invited to attend. I wasn’t sure we would make it out on time with my three-year-old changing her Barbie’s outfit five times (because of course Barbie had to come to the event too).

We arrived to find a group of other Barbie fans waiting to enter the event. It was a sea of pink with little girls dressed in their finest and fanciest. Boys were there too; I think we even saw Superman.

As this was a movie premiere, the kids got to strike a pose on the pink carpet. The paparazzi were there to take their photos. My seven-year-old loved this and my three-year-old followed her lead.

There was even a pink surf board for the kids to surf along side Barbie. My girls were all for standing on he surf board, but they didn’t quite get the surfing part.

Then Barbie arrived! Yes, Barbie. My three-year-old stared in awe as she walked by. She couldn’t believe her luck of getting a picture with her.

Settling in with snacks and after some generous Barbie door prizes were handed out from Mattel, it was on to the movie. My girls loved it, especially my three-year-old. And what’s not to love. Surfer girl Barbie discovers she’s actually part mermaid (her mom was the Queen of Oceana and her father was a human). While she wrestles with her new discovery, she finds an inner strength to help the merfolk and restore her mother to her rightful place as Queen of Oceana.

My three-year-old sat mesmerized by the whole film. She loved the mermaids, laughed at the dolphin, worries about the evil sister Queen and enjoyed herself thoroughly.

When the movie ended, all the kids received treat bags full of little Barbie in a Mermaid Tale items. Although my three-year-old’s favourite part of the day was meeting Barbie and watching the movie, my seven-year-old’s was when Erica Ehm, Yummy Mummy Club founder, interviewed her about what she thought of the film.

Barbie in a Mermaid Tale DVD is expected in stores March 9, 2010. You can also hear what moms and girls thought of the event on the Barbie Movie Premiere episode of  YummyMummyClub TV (including my girls who walk the carpet and my oldest who gives her critic of the movie too).