The Last Mimzy

Today marks the opening of the new SF movie, The Last Mimzy. Of course, it’s a Hollywood-ized version of the classic short story, Mimsy Were The Borogroves, by Henry Knutter, which I found to be a bit creepy and disturbing. Aside from the luke warm reviews, the interesting thing to me is that my 10 year old actually said to me: “II want to see that!” He actually wants to go see something that is honest to goodness SF, for which I am surprised, but also somewhat excited. Finally, something SF that has attracted his attention, aside from Meet The Robinsons (which we’ll probably see just for the T-Rex), and its also a film I can actually take he and his brother to since it is rated PG, and a film where kids play a starring role.

Of course, it may suck rocks, but I bet my kids won’t care. And if he still likes it, I’ll get him to read the short story (looks at John’s bookshelf). Here is a nice trailer for you to observe:

Thanks to SciFiChick for the motivation to write this.

6 thoughts on “The Last Mimzy”

  1. My kid said the same thing!

    We’re planning on seeing it this weekend. I read the short story to her earlier in the week, explaining, of course, that the movie will differ.

    On the short story: I would probably give it a 4/5. Excellent idea and writing, but it felt unresolved.

  2. Hmmm, you know it could be marketing, but my kid also inquired about seeing this film. Of course then he saw the trailer for Meet the Robinsons and wants to see that one too. Although he is a Star Wars Fanboy in training since he has been reading alot of books from his school library and even some from our public library. I am so proud :)

  3. Hmmmm…the ads I see in the paper only quote Gene Shalit and Joel Siegel. Neither are really known for doing anything other than promotional puff reviews (kind of like a certain book reviewer).

    Looking forward to what John has to say!

  4. Hah! Wouldn’t that take the cake if HK started reviewing movies! How many movies could she see a week I wonder? No speed-viewing there I bet!

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