Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cats and Dogs-Revenge of Kitty Galore (Review)

Yesterday I saw a pre-screening of the new movie "Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore." We took my two and a half year old Grandson. He seemed to enjoy the movie but I think some of the humor went over his head.

The movie was, of course, the sequel to the first "Cats and Dogs"  that had the motto "Cats rule, Dogs drool." Tinkles (from the first movie) made an appearance in the sequel. He was doing time at Alcatraz and was all chained up on a board with a muzzle over his mouth reminiscent of Hannibal Lecter in the movie "Silence of the Lambs. The makers of the movie even found  a way to squeeze in the "Fave bean" statement, although it was lost to the majority of the viewing audience who were not even born when that movie first appeared.

The rest of the movie was a spoofy mix of James Bond, Men in Black, and Gilligan's Island. I won't say anything more or I could spoil the plot. But I will say this: Many of the children's movies nowadays are riddled with humor that is funny on two levels. First, the children understand the slapstick comedy of the moment, and second, Adults understand the adult innuendo and references to past movies.

I would say the only disappointment, in my screening anyway, was that it was not in 3-D. That's OK though, the last time I tried to watch a 3-D movie at a theater, I got all woozy and nauseated.