Alexander and the Long Title
Hello, Academy, it’s Captain Critic here and I’m bringing you another review! I will choose any movies you guys suggest in the comments and will have a review hopefully every 1-two weeks on Mondays. Let’s get right to it
Thank you for a user named Binkieman Fizzie on Youtube for suggesting this!
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS
This is the kind of movie… where you might need to go to the hospital because you had a hernia.
“Alexander and Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Release date October 10, 2014, directed by Miguel Arteta, produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Lisa Henson, written by Rob Lieber. Here are the stars of the movie:
As I said before in the first paragraph, you will laugh to death. And I’m not exaggerating. You will DIE if you watch this. The movie is actually based off of a very well known children’s book of the same name (and one of my personal favorites as a kid). Brief summary: an 11-year old (who turns 12 the next day in the movie) named Alexander is always having an extremely bad day, every day. From gum stuck to his hair to him missing the bus to school, everything pretty much sucks. His family however has nothing to worry about. Then at midnight when it is Alexander’s 12th birthday, he makes a birthday sundae and wishes that his family could know what it’s like to have a bad day. They do have a bad day, but the learn that it’s good to have a bad day, so you can just get back up on your feet and try again.
Now the extremely funny. From setting the class on fire to your dad getting punched in the face by a kangaroo to getting fired at work because your book that you published for children had a typo that said “dump” and the book was read by Dick van Dyke at the library and you get SUPER embarrassed. Yeah, it’s a long story. Oh, and did I mention your older sister ruining the school play because she is under the influence of cough syrup? Oh it’s just one of those days, you know? However, no other movie could be so cliche. You put a curse on your family and then they have a bad day.
You want my list for curses that gave people bad days? Ok, here we go: Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Freaky Friday, Ella Enchanted, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. This movie had a storyline that I have seen many times before. My biggest improvement I would give to this? Something original for goodness sake.
My score. 3 and a half stars out of five. Too cliche, but too funny. This is probably the funniest movie I have seen since Anchorman 2. And I LOVED Anchorman 2. This movie is worth the watch so you better run and watch it now!!!
I would appreciate it if you could leave any suggestions to any movies I should review next Monday. Thank you, Academy, and I will see you all next week! Captain Critic is out!