Sunday, July 10, 2011

Secretly Awesome - The Last Mimzy

Release Date: March 23, 2007
Director: Robert Shaye
Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin, Toby Emmerich
Cast: Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Timothy Hutton, Rainn Wilson, Joely Richardson, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Clarke Duncan
Box Office: $21,471,047
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%

Rather than wallow in my disappointment over last week's far-less-than-stellar Super 8, I decided to revisit the most recent movie I can remember that successfully attempted to portray the wonder and mystery of children discovering aliens, The Last Mimzy. I must admit that the differences between the two films are greater than I remembered, not having seen Mimzy in several years, there are enough similarities for me to wish Super 8 director J.J. Abrams had watched it before finishing his screenplay.

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