I was looking over the list of cheap kiddie movies a local theatre is showing this summer, and I noticed there were a few titles I didn’t recognize. I figured before we set out to view them, I should do my homework and watch the trailers to see if they’re something we’d all like. I watched a preview of the Disney Film called Chimpanzee.
Holy mother of God, I smell a replay of the Toy Story 3 disaster in the making.
Watch this trailer for yourself then come back and scroll down to see how I’m pretty sure that film would play out for us. No cheating, now. Watch the preview then scroll down:
Well done, grasshopper. Now scroll down and see my cartoon dramatization of that potential movie viewing (and by potential, I mean not in a million years):
I know the story got happier when the adult chimp adopted the little cutie, but I don’t think my eyes would stop leaking until we left the theatre.
[Sidebar: Though I've depicted Mr. Wombat as relatively unmoved and completely unconscious (he has been known to take the occasional nap during a movie), he watched this trailer and when they showed Oscar all alone, he said, "Oh, I don't think I could see this movie." See? Real men do get weepy. Or have the potential to when not snoring, anyway.]
Have you had any movie meltdowns?