July 10, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins (AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 part 3)

Erica: ...Mr. Popper's Penguins. This movie was also banished to the basement of the theater. This is the escalator incident. I get it, movie theaters are supposed to be cool. The sad thing is, I can write an entire article about the temperature in theaters as I am someone who almost always feels cold. I didn't have a sweatshirt with me like I usually do because we were going somewhere afterwards and I didn't want to carry it around with me. Man, did that backfire... Before the film started, I went up to guest services to ask them if they could make it a little warmer as it felt like it was 20 degrees (maybe it was for the penguins in the audience) and I was rushing back downstairs because the movie was starting. My foot caught in the escalator and I fell. I was helped up by an employee and asked if I was alright. I tried to act brave and said I was alright, even thought I was pretty startled and definitely in pain. But I went on my way. My leg HURT. I was all scraped up, but what was I going to do? Go home? I mean, it was just some scrapes. Yes, I will be sore for a few days but really, what can I do? Now you see why this theater is cursed?

Of course, I can't blame the theater. Accidents happen, and that's exactly what this was. We like the Lincoln Square theater a lot, but some evil spirit flying around there must have a problem with us.

OK now onto the movie....you may like this movie if you are a penguin or under the age of 10. Other than that I do not think I can recommend this movie. Carrey is getting too old for movies like this and it seems like he is trying too hard to get a laugh (which are practically non-existent in this film). I find it hard to believe somebody with a nice, spacious duplex apartment in Manhattan is just fine with allowing penguins and snow on the floors. This movie could have only been more ridiculous if the penguins talked but instead we had to see Carrey's Mr. Popper's sad story for 90 minutes. It's the tired old 'I am divorced and have an amazing apartment and a great job but I need to win my children's love & get my wife back from her new boyfriend' story - you've seen it.

Mike: I guess we saw this movie out of our loyalty to Jim Carrey, who has made us laugh many times in the past. The movie stunk. It's a kids movie, but not one that parents will enjoy as well. One of the penguins farts. All I need to say about this movie.

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