Brand Name: NEW LINE HOME VIDEO Mfg#: 794043109164
Shipping Weight: 0.17 lbs
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The Last Mimsy is an exceptional, heart-warming and positive science-fiction film both for children and adults. It is as others have commented one of the few sci-fi movies that is truly child-friendly. As sci-fi goes it is intelligent and compelling, one of the few future-referent films addressing the deep future i.e. millions of years hence, as opposed to just a few decades or centuries. It is a good reworking for film of the original novel by Kuttner that preserves the link with the classic nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" containing the "Mimsy" reference thus introducing children to Lewis Carol's great novels "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the looking glass". The film builds up tension and mystery expertly with charming and real child lead roles, and the visual special effects are first class. The contrasting of the children's warm embrace of the benevolent beyond with the superstitious and narrow-minded negative adult responses leads the viewer to...
What t me to this movie was a video of the song from the film. Only available on thee soundtrack, the great Roger Waters - "Hello, I Love You". No, this is NOT The Doors song! It is probably the most radio friendly and fabulous song by Waters! With lines lifted from a few Pink Floyd classics, this song stays in my head all day! I caught 3/4 of the movie on cable and loved what I saw so I was off to Amazon! Sure enough, again...they had in stock a DVD not available anywhere else! Even though the main characters are 2 children, I don't consider this a "Kid's Film". It's a good sci-fi/fantasy story with great visual effects....the story is heart warming about Mimzy, a stuffed plush rabbit. Without giving away the story, this bunny has been around! A great couple movie or family film. It's not corny or cheesy. It should be priced pretty low by now.It's worth owning. I have watched it a few times. Good casting of the adults too with a different role for Rainn Wilson...
This is a rare family/kids film that's also a decent science fiction story. I haven't read the book, so I'm not comparing it to that. My almost 8-year-old daughter loved it. She was a bit scared here and there, but never said she wanted us to turn it off, which she does with a fair number of movies.
I liked the story in general, and I loved the kids. The adult characters, however, started to grate on me and really kind of ruined what could have been an amazing movie. Not so much the acting, as the actors are acomplished and some of the work in this movie was decent. Rather it was the dialog and what I considered to be somewhat contrived nature of how these characters interacted. The parents were sweet one moment and the next scene were the typical non-listening type. The science teacher was at first an extremely likeable character, but turned out the have a very non-scientific bent and the way he and his fiance acted in front of the kids parents would have made me...
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