This morning I read the NY Times review of “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie” and was amazed at how the reviewer simply didn’t get it. I can only conclude that the reviewer had his hypocracy rader on and could only see bad.
He must have had a miserable time watching a movie that is simply fun. I have not seen it yet, but I guarantee it is fun because all the other Veggie Tales productions have been just that: a blast to watch. It makes no difference whether you are young or old, there are more than a few chuckles for everyone.
The movie was released this week and I’ll try to get it in this weekend. My suggestion: go see it…with your kids or without.
Meanwhile, here is my comment I posted in reviewer Neil Genzlinger’s NY Times piece:
Veggie Tales are, in part, about poking fun at ourselves (which we should do on a regular basis) and de-emphasizing the idolatry many hold for movies and cultural phenomena.
Another words, we put way too much emphasis on the Pirates of the Carribeans of the world and the actors who star in them. Did I enjoy Pirates of the Carribean? Yes. But the trilogy is not my source of happiness…and I have not lived, breathed, and dressed like a pirate for the past 6 years or so.
That said, this NY Times reviewer obviously went into screening this movie with such a tainted bias against anything striving for a higher ground that an awful review was the result.
I love the jabs at our crazy lives that the Veggie Tales have been able to insert in all their productions! Kids AND parents can have a blast with this stuff!
Can I hear an amen?
The Scrooge Report
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (Trailer)