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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Movie Review: Adventures in Booga Booga Land

This movie received mixed reviews in our home. At first the boys (5 and 3 1/2) had no desire to watch the movie. They didn't like the cover and were probably cranky when presented it. I decided after waiting a few days for them to change their mind just to watch the movie on my own. I thought the music was pleasant and the character's voices were fine. The illustrations are cute and there is some humor just the adults will catch. Over all, these were just ok. I had a hard time on some of the stories trying to figure out what the corresponding parable would be. My kids came in and out of the room and nothing grabbed their attention for more then a minute. I would certainly chose this over a secular video at at point, but I'm not sure how it would be received. I have included the company's summary of the movie as well.

I give this 3 out of 5 stars. I was not compensated in any way except receiving a free copy of the DVD to review.

Based on the Parables of Jesus, join Marty the monkey and Gerard the giraffe as they bungle their way thru the paradise of Booga Booga Land inadvertently learning lessons that Jesus taught many years ago.

So This is Booga: Marty and Gerard meet for the first time in the city of Booga Booga, becoming instant best friends. Early one morning they decide to become window washers for a day to earn 20 bamolies. But when they see the boss also give 20 bamolies the other works who arrived late in the day, Martya and Gerard want to know why. (Based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16)

Marty’s Sandcastle Marty and Gerard decide to go to carpentry school, taught by the German instructor Mr. Guudsaw. After graduating, they each decide to build their own home. But one night a great storm destroys Marty’s flimsy house. (Based on the Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders from Luke 06:47-49)

No Light In This Lighthouse: Marty gets a bright idea to build a lighthouse, but ends up rushing the job when he sees that there are ships being lost while he works! (Based on the Parable of the Lamp Under the Bowl from Matthew 5:14-16)

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