Friday, April 11, 2008
I knew it would be good as soon as I saw the trailer. How could it not be? Abigail Breslin was the little girl and Jodie Foster played an obsessive compulsive writer. Add a wise-cracking character that's only in her head, and it would be worth seeing, right?
Mom and Dad and I went to see Nim's Island on Tuesday. Okay; the movie was a bit forced, and a little corny in some places. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but it was still good. It might be a better one to rent, just because I can't say with a good conscience that it was great. Some of the animals they used looked fake. But maybe it was real. I don't know.
On the good side, the movie was cute, funny, and even though the plot was forced, it was a good idea. I think I had my mind made up to like it when we went to see it. For one thing, how could you get a more creative name than Nim?
And then, the relationship between Nim and her scientist Dad was really sweet. Gerard Butler played two parts: Nim's Dad, Jack, and Alex Rover, the adventurer that talks to Jodie Foster all the time, and he was funny. (Even though in reality, Alexandra Rover (Jodie Foster) is the real Alex Rover and the writer of all of the Alex Rover books.)
That's one reason that I wanted to see the movie so bad. I think that most writers can relate to how their characters talk to them some times, right? I'm not so unsure of myself that Dwalyn or Jack has to pull me out the door to get me to go somewhere, but sometimes I have a conversation with them in my head.
Nim also had a great imagination (like me, of course.. :D ) and there were some parts that were pretty cool when she was imagining stuff, like being in the middle of Alex Rover fighting a bunch of guys blindfolded, or when she was dancing with Indians. That was a good part. There were lots of good parts like that.
The guys from the Buccaneer ship were incredibly corny, but they were kind of funny. They looked like they were trying to be pirates.
I do recommend Nim's Island, but because of the corny moments and forced plot, rent it, don't buy a movie ticket. I thought it was really cute. Plus, I also just really like Abigail Breslin. She's a good actress. I think that its scary that she can do all of that stuff in front of a camera (like crying) and she's two or three years younger than I am. Just goes to show that everybody has a different gift, right?