The best choice of family-friendly films is on Foxtel these school holidays.
RELENTLESSLY cheerful, wild-haired creatures that sing and dance to the lyrics of positivity. Adorable toy pals rescue their friend from a selfish toy collector. A reformed supervillain meets his despicable twin. A struggling koala who concocts a singing competition as a last-ditch attempt to save his dilapidated theatre.
Kids movies are often silly, fun and sometimes downright weird.
What delights and fuels the imaginations of kids can leave mums and dads silently bamboozled. To help parents out, we’ve recruited a crew of pint-sized critics to review the films they love to watch with mum and dad. Because sometimes it’s necessary to see the world through kids’ eyes.
The AFLW’s second season has kicked off – and there’s plenty to like about what’s in store for Round 3. 2017 premiers the Adelaide Crows will take on the rampaging Western Bulldogs after a disappointing start to the season saw them lose their first match and see co-captain Erin Phillips sidelined with a thigh strain.
The former basketball star, regarded as one of the best players in the young competition and claimed every individual award on offer in the previous season, has left a huge hole in the Crows’ midfield as the 2018 season’s ladder scatters.
The seven-round season will wrap up on March 18 and will provide fans with the perfect warm-up to the 2018 men’s fixture. Don’t miss it.
Reviewer: Elsie, 5
What happens during the movie? When Poppy was a baby, King Peppy was saving his Trolls from the evil Bergens because they were wanting to eat them. Later when Poppy was grown up, some Bergens captured some Trolls. Poppy tries to save them. Poppy did lots of singing and dancing. Poppy got sad and turned grey. Branch sung to her and helped her. Poppy and the Trolls showed the Bergens you have happiness inside, and sometimes you need your friends to help you find it.
What did you think of the movie? I liked it.
What were the best parts? I liked when Poppy sung.
What were the worst parts? No bad things.
How many stars do you rate it? 10 out of 5.
Reviewer: Emma, 3
What happens during the movie? They dance. They get their friends. They dance.
What did you think of the movie? It was AMAZING!
What were the best parts? The beginning.
What were the worst parts? Nothing.
How many stars do you rate it? 24 and a many.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 2016
Reviewer: Toby, 11
What happens during the movie? A girl meets a beast and then they live together and then two men try and kill the beast.
What did you think of the movie? Pretty cool with all the action!
What were the best parts? The action at the end.
What were worst parts? The singing, there was so much. Too much singing!
How many stars do you rate it? 8.5 out of 10.
DESPICABLE ME 3
Reviewer: Isla, 3
What happens during the movie? Gru has an evil twin brother who wants to be just like him. Gru realises being bad is bad and stops Dru from stealing a diamond. The minions help in the end.
What did you think of the movie? It’s really funny — I love watching it. It makes me laugh.
What were the best parts? When Gru is looking after the girls, he’s so silly. I like the girls and the fun they have with Gru, like when they dance like crazy.
What were worst parts? When Bratt kidnaps the children.
How many stars do you rate it? (Isla signals 10 fingers) — so 10 out of 10.
TOY STORY 2
The traditional season opener between the Tigers and the Blues is always a blockbuster event, but this year’s match will take on extra significance for the yellow and black faithful. Richmond are unfurling their 2017 premiership flag before the match, and the sound that will reverberate around the MCG will only be matched by the roar when the final siren went last September. On field, after their successful smash and grab job last year, Richmond are about to find out what it’s like to be the hunted, and Brendon Bolton’s Blues will be extra keen to knock their old rivals down a notch. The Tigers will be hoping their manic pressure game style will be up to the task. The biggest competition in the land begins again.
Reviewer: Isabella, 5
What happens during the movie? Moon (the koala) wants to make a show. And he does. All the animals sing and they are all still standing at the end.
What did you think of the movie? It was a funny and good movie. The songs were good.
What were the best parts? The best part is when Ash plays her guitar.
What were the worst parts? The beginning because it was a bit boring.
How many stars do you rate it? 100 billion thousand billion.
Reviewer: Harper, 8
What happens during the movie? They find a story about kings and Allie and has lots of dreams that she’s a king and she’s fighting. Allie is trying to keep a secret that Jen and another boy were dating. In the end Allie and Will kiss at the end of the football game and are boyfriend and girlfriend.
What did you think of the movie? I thought it was really good.
What were the best parts?
When they kissed on the oval and when Allie met her best friend. I also liked when they put their swords together in the middle of the table at the end of the movie and they were all friends again.
What were the worst parts? When the guy pushed Allie and people were being mean to each other.
How many stars do you give the movie? 9 out of 10.
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