Just a short note on this glorious Sunday-
Little Boy, the movie, was AMAZING! Half the time I go to faith based movies I’m disappointed in the super bad acting. This one didn’t leave me disappointed. I also have trouble finding good guy movies for my boys. They’re usually too mushy for their tastes or girly fairytales. I was hoping maybe Avengers for my older son, but due to some of its content and his age it was a no-go. So, I looked up Little Boy and it looked pretty good, so we all went off to see it today as a way to ease the sting of no Iron Man or Captain America.
First, I think this is an awesome father/son movie! It showed a good relationship between father, mother and sons – for the first time in a long time, no dysfunctional family theme. Yay! It was also a great story about faith. How many times do you see a movie where the town priest actually suggests the Corporal Works of Mercy to build faith??? Heck, how many times do you see a movie where the town priest doesn’t look like an idiot! It was GREAT!
It was also full of typical boy themes – the town bully, super heroes, imagination, learning to stand up for yourself, etc. but with the added bonus of faith! I’d say 10 and up – any younger and they might lose interest after awhile – although the main character is supposed to be 8, but be forewarned that it does contain some violent scenes. In other words, don’t come at me with pitchforks – do your own homework. Unlike Avengers, there was no sexual content, bad language, or bashing of Catholicism. We will own this one someday!