Monday, July 11, 2011

The Muppets gets a great international poster. When critics use their kids as alibis.

My daughter and I attended a press screening of Winnie the Pooh last Saturday.  It was filled with families with kids, but there were a few child-less critics in attendance.  While she enjoyed the movie and was well-behaved throughout, she did almost trip a prominent LA critic as she was walking down the aisle.  I apologized via Twitter merely out of courtesy, and said critic remarked that they 'felt like a conspicuously solo adult on a playground'.  I replied that most of us 'with-child' critics were likely using our kids as alibis, excuses if you will to attend a Saturday morning screening of a Winnie the Pooh movie.  And you can bet that we 'with-child' critics will be dragging our kids to the press screenings of The Muppets this November.  And you can bet damn sure that it will be far more for us than for the youngins in tow.  But we (critics and general moviegoers alike) are looking forward to see The Muppets this Thanksgiving.  You know... because our kids wanted to see it, right?

Scott Mendelson


Rick said...

The Muppets kick ass, you don't need kids to go see that movie

Heather said...

Exactly. I have no kids and I'm going to go see it. Heck I'm going to go see Winnie the Pooh as well! He's a favourite of mine.


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