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The Last Mimzy makes efforts to be a fun children's movie, but unsuccessfully juggles too many genres and subplots -- eventually settling as an unfocused, slightly dull affair.
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New Line powerbroker/director Robert Shaye has made a children's film for stoners, a trippy, psychedelic fable that belongs in the DVD section of New Age bookstores alongside the strangely similar What The Fuck Do We Know?
This is a solidly impressive kids' sci-fi.
It's refreshing to be reminded that an intelligent, exciting family movie isn't always an oxymoron.
Occasionally arresting ideas and a non-condescending attitude to its pre-teen protagonists give this more character than many effects-driven family fantasies, even if it's ultimately too wonky in construction to sweep us along convincingly.
The special effects are kinda cheesy, and it's a low-rent E.T.
The Last Mimzy is that phenomenon as welcome as the first robin of spring, a kids' movie that is more than bearable for adults.
The adult cast is an ensemble effort filled with solid performances.
Does an excellent job both making science fiction accessible for a younger audience.
Classic kids' fantasy in the spirit of Flight of the Navigator and ET.
I like to refer to it as "Donnie Darko" sans the violence if aimed towards kids...
Considering that parts are frightening, parts are nauseatingly sweet, and it's all confusing, it's not clear which demographic Mimzy is aiming for.
O'Neil and Wryn convey the occult and the mysterious with greater depth than you'd expect them to possess at their respective ages of 13 and 7.
I don't know. I just really liked the Alice in Wonderland references.
The Last Mimzy is a more family-oriented version of "Donnie Darko". They both have to do with the future and they both have characters that are rabbits. The only problem is is that this movie is way too confusing for the little kids and promoting this as a family film was a big slip. What kind of family movie has two characters that are domestic partners???
Anyways, the storytelling is smart and intelligent. The acting is good. I really liked Rainn Wilson's character. He played it out well. The kid who played Noah was good but whoever played his little sister was great! Her performance was much better than most child actors these days. Michael Clarke Duncan was good as well.
I went to see this at the theater and thought the film was going to be a E.T.-type sci-fi family film. WROOOOOOONGGGGG!! I was focused and at the edge of my seat the whole time. When I got out, I actually had to discuss the film's analysis with my sister and father. You know its a good psycological science-fiction film when you discuss the analysis.
Is this review convincing you, parents? If yes, GREAT! This movie is highly recommended. But I suggest the film for kids age 8 and older. Too confusing for little ones. Adults will love it too. I think adults will like it more than the adults.
When you see it, you'll enjoy it!
LOL!!! The Mimzy doll was powered by Intel! LOL!!!
"This is Mimzy. She teaches me everything."
Made me cry of course since i was watching it with my daughter and she cried.
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