Pierce wanted to watch Space Dogs first. He is really into all things space right now. From the back cover, it says: The exciting, animated tale based on the true story of Belka and Strelka; two dogs sent to space in 1960. A circus dog and a stray dog embark on an out-of-this-world adventure to become the world's most famous cosmonauts!
The movie runs 88 minutes and is rated G. Pierce's favorite part was when they launch up into space. I loved that this movie has a historical aspect to it. It was clean and funny and musical too - I found nothing objectionable in the film, and Pierce enjoyed it.
Pierce watching Space Dogs -
The second film we watched is called Kiara the Brave. From the back cover: Dreamzone has been a peaceful and magical kingdom under the rule of King Maximus. That's about to change when he is captured and imprisoned by his evil brother Dreadmis. When Dreadmis unleashes his vengeance upon the kingdom, the King's daugher, courageous Princess Kiara must conquer evil and restore harmony in Dreamzone. Together with her best friend Super Kloud, they embark on a magical journey to protect their kingdom and bring the rightful owner back to the throne.
I wasn't sure if this movie would be too girly for the boys or not, but it wasn't because there are dragons and swordfights and plenty of action. It is rated PG for scary scenes and images and runs for 80 minutes. The boys were initially pretty interested:
But they did eventually wander off to play. They came back to it bit by bit as it continued to run. I think the plot may have been slightly advanced for them. Pierce said his favorite part in this movie was when two lizards (he called them lizards - not sure exactly what these funny creatures were - one of them had 3 eyes) had a fight over who would be king. They went back and forth about it and Pierce found it amusing.
These two films may be purchased at Target, Walmart, and on Amazon.com. Both movies include Special DVD features: a slide show, a trailer, and a downloadable activity kit.
Disclaimer: I received two dvds and some movie snacks for review purposes. The opinions stated above are my own.