Too Old for Fun?

We’re all adults here, right?

We like our movies to have real people and political drama with a dash of business humor, right? I mean, that’s how adults are, right?

Well, unfortunately for us adults, the movie industry is being overtaken by children’s animated movies. Poor us!


Animated movies have not only risen in popularity, but more and more adults are willing to see them (without the excuse of children – gasp!) Have these adults not grown up? They probably have Spiderman on their bed sheets! What are they thinking?

Well, they’re thinking what every other adult out there is thinking. These animated movies are funny!

Monsters vs. Aliens made $59.3 million compared to The Haunting in Connecticut which made $23 million and I Love You, Man which has made a current total of $37.1 million.

Why, you ask?


Monsters vs. Aliens is funny. It’s full of humor (that isn’t always so blatant) and clever ideas and quirks other adult movies don’t have.

We all know a 50-foot-tall woman named Susan wouldn’t be nearly as funny in live action. And a human-sized cockroach, who’s a mad scientist, is just frightening in live action.

Don’t take my word for it, however. Look up the current box office ratings! Better yet, go and check out an up-to-date movie trailer site.

Do you see that trailer? It’s for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? That’s animated. How about that one? That’s for Battle for Terra? That’s animated. How about that one? Well, that one’s Up and it too is animated.

Want to know what makes this all better?

Monsters vs. Aliens has Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express), Hugh Laurie (House MD), and Reese Witherspoon (Sweet Home Alabama). Battle for Terra has Luke Wilson (Henry Poole Is Here), Evan Rachel Wood (Running with Scissors), and Brain Cox (Deadwood). And Up…well, I think you get my point.

The actors and actress doing the voices are helping to make all these animated movies better.

And if actors like Brain Cox and Hugh Laurie can do an animated movie. Well, I suppose just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good children’s film.

Anyway, not all animated movies are for children. Remember that movie trailer site I gave you? Well, watch the trailer for 9 (yep, it’s animated) but it’s definitely not meant for children. (And it’s a Tim Burton film to boot!)  

So, we’re all adults here, right?

We like movies with a dash of exciting drama and witty humor, right? I mean, that’s how people are, right?

We like entertainment, no, we love entertainment. And no matter what age we are or what age the movie is made for, we’ll always enjoy some good entertainment.

So, suck it up adults and proudly declare you like animated movies.

You’re not alone.


The pictures are from Geri’s Game. The classic Pixar animated short of the old man playing chess against himself.

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  1. pantone175c
    03/04/2009 at 12:33 pm Permalink

    Wall-E is one of my all time favorite movies. Sure its funny, clever, and cute BUT it is also full of social commentary. I seriously think I enjoyed it more than my 5 year old!

  2. Cole
    11/10/2009 at 10:52 pm Permalink

    If you missed Luke Wilson in Henry Poole the first time around, I encourage you to check out the recently released family version. I absolutely loved this movie! It was such a great story about a real life guy who was struggling with his faith and accepting it. This is something that I’ve been struggling with myself for the past couple of years. It was such an encouragement to see this played out. And it’s really cool that I’ve found a site, Right now it looks like they are giving away 10 copies of the movie for free. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, or even if you have, you could always give it to a friend, but it’s definitely worth checking out! A GREAT film for a FAMILY movie night!

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