Southern Man

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Movie Review - Happily Never After

Since Southern Man has a seven-and-a-half-year-old girl, silly animated movies like Happily Never After are an inveitable part of his life. Sure, he didn't expect much but thinks that the Tomatometer was far too unkind to this one. It's cute and clever and throws one-liners with abandon - and any movie that quotes from Veggie Tales is going to be all right with him.

What won it over for Southern Man was the voice talent. And I'm not talking about George Carlin as the Wizard, either; he was only on screen for a couple of minutes and wasn't really all that funny. Southern Man was just absolutely delighted to hear Wallace Shawn (Rex from the Toy Story movies and the Ferengi Grand Nagus Zek from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as one of the Wizard's sidekicks. And Southern Man bets that he was the only man in the theatre (which was just about true anyway) that recognized the voice of one (or perhaps two) of the Seven Dwarves as General Grievous from Star Wars III. For whatever reason, that just made the movie a lot more fun for a Star Trek / Star Wars geek. Southern Man had never heard of Jill Talley (voice of the Wicked Stepmother) before now but he bets she goes far.

So forget the reviews; if you have kids or grandkids or nieces or whatever and get dragged to this one, just sit back and enjoy it.


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