22.3.08

Elephant is my favourite animal!

Since the beginning of March 2008, my life has taken a new turn - what with a demanding new job that literally leave me gasping for air, and the 12th General Election, in which its outcome still makes my adrenaline pumping. Not good for health!
So to unwind, after work today, the ladies and I went to see a movie – Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who. Now, I must confess that I always like animated movies, especially The Incredibles, but the recent ones, most notably Shrek 3, were rather disappointing. Kan?
Anyway, I sure am glad that I went to see the movie. I was laughing practically throughout the entire movie.
Believe me, kids movies don't get much more high-concept or entertaining than Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.
The movie is about a happy-go-lucky Horton (voiced by Jim Carrey) which is an elephant living among a world of animals in the Jungle of Nool who, to his astonishment, hears a voice coming from a tiny speck of dust. It turns out that on this speck resides an entire land called Whoville, complete with a community of Whos who live in houses, have jobs, and go to school just as regular humans do.
The Mayor of Whoville (Steve Carell), who must be diplomatic in the time he spends with each of his ninety-six daughters and solitary brooding son, JoJo (Jesse McCartney), is the one who makes contact with Horton, and he's equally surprised and confounded by the realization that there is a larger world beyond Whoville.
Horton is adamant to the other animals that there is life on this speck, but, because they do not have ears big enough to hear the voices Horton does, the outspoken, narrow-minded Kangaroo (Carol Burnett) labels him a liar and wants the speck destroyed. Now it's up to Horton and the Mayor to join forces and find a way to prove to the doubting Kangaroo that Whoville does exist before it's too late.
Thus begins Horton’s hilarious adventure to save the , err, speck of dust.

Go see it! Brilliantly funny!

13 comments:

Neeza Shahril said...

Though I love animated movie too, there's no cinema here :(. Takpe, balik Malaysia nanti, I'll watch DVD. Hopefully dah ada lah by then.. hehee..

Mior Azhar said...

Neeza,
Kat sana tak de jual DVD ker? But you'll fall in love with Horton, that's for sure...

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Mior,

Hey thanks! I think I am in need of such a movie :) Life, can sometimes be too complicated.

nixa said...

ah.. nak tgk gak!

Neeza Shahril said...

DVD ada jual. Tapi neeza rasa tak soon kot keluar cerita ni. Sempat neeza cari kat Malaysia sebab nak balik kejap bulan 5 ni, Insyaallah..

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Mior
Movies like these restore calm in your life, yes? Happy Feet does that for me. And Madagascar. Also Cars. A Bug's Life, too. Oh, there's also Bee Movie.
Dengan drama2 yang berlaku lepas pilihanraya, watching these movies keep me sane.

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Shah:
I needed some form of peace of mind and got it while watching this movie. For dose of "heavy" movies, I'll just turn to channel 411 thru 413. Hey I watched Blood Diamond five times last month.

Mior Azhar said...

Nisah,
Tengok, jangan tak tengok... best sesangat.
Eh bebudak ni nak tgk 27 Dresses jugak, nak ikut tak?

Mior Azhar said...

Fauziah,
Yes, you got it right... heavy duty stuff tak payah pergi movie, depan mata dah boleh tengok and silap2 you'll experience it as well.

Neeza,
Nak balik... buat gathering ngan blogger la mcm ni?

Neeza Shahril said...

gathering?? best gak.. sape nak incharge ni? Pak Mior ke? hehehe...

wanshana said...

Mior,

I will definitely go and see the movie based on your recommendation ni!

Went to see "Spiderwick" last weekend - I'm not too sure whether I enjoyed it or not actually... Boleh ke macam tu?!

elviza said...

Dah tengok!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best best best best!!

Yeah Shrek 3 was a disappointment (bestnya ada geng yang suka tgk animation)

Have you watched Rattatoiule? (mesti salah eja nih)

Mior Azhar said...

Shana,
Yeah, do not miss this one. Please....

Elviza,
Crazy best eh? This Horton... No I haven't watch Ratatouille. But my daughters kata its quite good jugak. But Horton's better, depa kata lar. But I have this phobia of rats....