Over The Hedge
Original post made by no name on Jun 12, 2006
on Jun 12, 2006 at 11:18 pm
Daniel Rand is a registered user.
Wait ... weren't the "glutonous" junk-food-eating suburbanites the villains in this film, and the simple, foraging critters the heroes? Not sure how that promotes junk-food eating -- I actually had the opposite reaction. Made me feel like us humans should think twice about what we gorge on and consider the wilderness and animals around us before we buy big SUVs and pounds of Funyons. Sorry, but I felt this movie actually had a good message about avoiding saturation and over-eating. And how about "Cars"? A pleasant, family film to remind us how dependent we are on oil. Maybe animated films aren't sending the good messages they used to...
on Jun 13, 2006 at 5:22 am
I agree with Daniel. Plus the only reason they had to eat the junk food was that the wild land had gone away.
on Jun 14, 2006 at 7:29 pm
I agree that the overt message was supposed to be that junk food was bad, but if product placements (& even celebrities smoking or wearing diamonds) in movies sells products, then doesn't watching 90 minutes of junk food have an impact? But maybe I missed something important, as I had trouble staying awake.