Monday, August 20, 2012

grandma's movie review - chimpanzee - I'm Giving One Away!

The African rain forest is the setting for the newest Disney Nature movie - chimpanzee. In this film, we are able to get a glimpse into the life of a young chimp named Oscar and his family group. Disney sent me one blue-ray/dvd to review and another to give away . . . but first, the review . . . 

Disneynature: chimpanzee  
By - Disney Nature
Rating - G

Favorite Features -
  • this movie gives us a glimpse into the life of one of God's creatures - the chimpanzee
  • beautiful shots of the African rain forest - love the waterfall scenes and the night lightening storm - amazing!
  • I appreciate how this movie did not push evolution down my throat - they didn't even mention it!
  • provides the opportunity to talk with grandchildren about how God created these creatures so they would know how to find food, how to crack open nuts and how to care for their little ones
  • I was surprised by the way the movie showed the alpha-male, Freddie and how he "adopted" and cared for the orphaned, Oscar. This gives you the opportunity to talk with your grandchildren about how God adopts and cares for us!
  • I loved the statement, "It helps to have someone who knows where they're going!" This is true and again, gives us the opportunity to talk with our grandchildren about who they are following and how Jesus knows where He is going and we can follow Him!
While I ABSOLUTELY could have done without the shots of the hideous spiders - fortunately these shots were very few. If you watch this with your grandchildren, you need to know there is a very sad part of the movie where Oscar's mom dies and he is left alone for a period of time, unwanted by any of the other females in his family group. This - and the scenes where a rival group of chimpanzees attack Oscar's group, could be upsetting to some children. However, this is a beautiful movie and it gives us an opportunity to see what life is like for chimpanzees!

As I mentioned, not only did Disney send me one blu-ray/dvd to review, but they sent an additional one for me to give away (USA only)! If you have followed grandma's cookie jar with Google Friend Connect and/or "Follow grandma's cookie jar by email", then you are entered in the drawing which will be on August 27, 2012. If you have not done either, please take a moment to do so and you will be entered in the drawing - twice if you do both! In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry - please comment to let me know when you share so I can give you your additional entry! Please also follow grandma's cookie jar on facebook, if you haven't already, with the tab in the box ON THE BLOG which says, "find us on facebook"! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

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