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Spent the weekend seeing both Journey 2 on Friday night and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 3D on Saturday. My kids enjoyed both movies and I really enjoyed Journey 2 The Mysterious Island.
Right now my 5 year old idolizes The Rock and pretends to be him every time we wrestle. His near monstrous physique plus his family friendly charm and charisma are just about perfect for a family film and not since Hulk Hogan starred in a few cheesy 90’s movies has a wrestler done such a great crossover into an actor (Remember Suburban Commando or Mr. Nanny anyone?).
Meanwhile my kids enjoyed Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace as it came out before both of my kids were born. The 3D wasn’t phenomenal as movies tooled to be 3D often come out flat and only really with 2 planes but it worked okay.
The 3D in Journey 2 however was well implemented and my sons literally jumped when a three dimensional centipede crawled out in one scene and bust out laughing as berries were popping off of The Rock’s pecks in another scene.
Overall it was a fun weekend, did several hours of bike riding, play ground battles and even bought Star Wars: The Old Republic for the PC with my kids convincing me to create a Sith Warrior Zabrak in the likes of Darth Maul.