Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Movie Review By My Very Own . . . Baby Boy!

Ami's Say Something Saturday gave me an idea for a writing assignment for Baby Boy.

I usually review all the movies we do for our Movies As Literature curriculum, but I thought it would be a nice change to allow Baby Boy to do the review as his writing assignment. It's a nice way to still get the writing in without getting bogged down in all the outline, five perfect paragraphs and perfect formal writing . . . yadda yadda yadda . . . that we usually do with our writing assignments.

The weather has been so nice here that neither of us really want to do much school work at all. I thought this would be a good compromise. By the way, the movie we watched is Raiders of the Lost Ark.

So this was his assignment:

Unlike a plot summary, a review can be lengthy or not-so-lengthy depending on what your feelings are about the movie. Don’t forget to devise your own rating system and be sure to give your film a rating.

And here is his review. . . Enjoy!


Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is an action/adventure movie made in 1981, directed by Steven Spielberg, and is rated PG (Parental Guidance). This movie is about an archaeologist who explores lost temples and finds buried treasures. His name is Indiana Jones. He hears about an artifact called the Ark of the Covenant and he seeks it out. He must face countless obstacles, supernatural powers, and a bitter rival. What happens next? Well sorry pals, but my information is limited and you will have to watch the movie to learn the rest!

I loved this movie beginning to end! There were tense parts, scary parts, and all out action! The acting could’ve been a little better, but I still loved it! The story is a little confounding in the beginning, but about half way through the movie, it should be all clear. This movie does have some mild language and lots of dead people, heavy alcohol usage, and evil spirits. Oh, and I can’t forget the truckload of snakes, there are tons of them! If any of these negativities conflict you, you probably shouldn’t watch this movie.

On a scale of 1-10, this movie is an 8!!


1. Boring beyond all reasons!!!

2. Mega boring

3. Kind of boring

4. Didn’t like it much

5. Alright

6. Liked it a little

7. Liked it

8. Liked it a lot

9. Super awesome

10. Best movie in history!!!

I have to say, I agree with pretty much everything he said. I'm not exactly sure why the movie is rated PG, I'm sure it should be PG-13 because they are straight boozing it up in several parts and when the spirits were released from the Ark of the Covenant, it was too scarey for me. I covered my eyes. Oh, well, I'm really working on leaving Baby Boy's work alone and not always feeling the need to add my two cents to it. So, there's the review above. LOL.

Until next time . . .


Freakmom said...

Great review! Actually Baby Boy has helped me out. We're always wondering what movies Violet is ready for. We'd love for her to watch some of the biggies we grew up with, but can't always remember the details that parents want to know first. Baby Boy's review let me know that nope, she's not ready for this one. (She did fine with Star Wars, but that was tamer).

Thanks, Baby Boy!

Heather said...

It's really interesting to me how different the ratings are for older movies compared to more recent movies. In the 80's, movies were rated higher for sexual content, but not for smoking, drinking, or violence. The general rule of thumb when I was a kid was no rated R movies, and even then I was allowed to watch a few that my mom had previewed. Now though, I have to preview the PG-13's, because sex scenes are now rated less significant than drug scenes I guess? I've been shocked at some of the stuff in PG and PG-13 rated movies. It's pretty frustrating trying to find movies that are ok for the kids.

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a classic, IMO. Kids haven't seen it, but I'm sure they'd love it.

Paula said...

A great review for one of my all time favorite movies. I think it was rated PG as PG13 was not around then. I also have noticed more language in 80's movies that are rated PG. I guess we all cursed more in the 80's :{

Thanks for the comment on my blog, yes, I need to dust off my hat.

kitten said...

Hey! That's how I do my kids also. Now, sometimes I make them a report of what they got out of the movie if is that kind of movie.
Great Job, Baby Boy!

kitten said...

Ps. Sometimes my kids act out what they got out of the movie or do a speech. They even have done pictures, poster boards or shadow boxes.

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