Happy Thursday! Better yet, Happy Thursday Movie Picks! Happy is the key word. I'm going to keep it nice and fun on this week's edition. Oh, real quick, Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly meme hosted by Wanderer at Wandering Through the Shelves. Click the link to find out who to take place. And take place.
Anyhoo, the theme for this week is Adopted/Foster Families. Since I'm in a happy mood...and I know things are going to get dark next month as Halloween season starts. I'm going to keep it all sunshine and gumdrops.
Superman: The Movie
(1978)When the Kents, a nice mid-western couple, come across a little boy who is all by himself, they do the only decent thing and take him in. They painstakingly pour all of their down home values into him and it pays off. He grows up to be a fine, upstanding citizen. He even maintains those values and practices all the lessons they taught him after moving to the big city and getting a job as a reporter (yes, I almost picked this last week). Oh yeah, he saved the world a time or two. (click here) for my full review)
Kung Fu Panda
(2008)As the Kents did, Mr. Ping takes in Po and trains him how to run the business Mr. Ping hopes he will take over one day. However, the youngster wants a more adventurous life and finds out he's destined for a higher purpose. I'm not sure why you didn't think of this. I mean, the hero is a panda...who was raised by a goose. Oh yeah, he saved the world.
(2010)Gru is a guy who has made a living running afoul of the law. As fate would have it, three orphan sisters would come into his life: Margo, Edith, and Agnes. They help him realize that there's a better way. We follow along as he efforts to change not only his ways, but the ways of everyone he knows. Oh yeah, he saved the world.
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