Pop Culture Gadabout
Sunday, March 12, 2006
      ( 3/12/2006 12:34:00 PM ) Bill S.  


FUTURE BLOGGERS ALL, NO DOUBT – One of the features in the Sunday edition of the Bloomington-Normal Daily Pantagraph is a contest on the back of the funny pages wherein school children get to write or draw an answer to the question of the week. This week featured Central Illinois kids pontificating on their Favorite Movies – And Why. A few of the choicer entries:
"King Kong" is a great movie. I'm not talking about any of the old ones, but the new one. This one is more realistic than the other ones. In the old one, the gorilla blows her dry. For one thing, the gorilla's breath would probably kill her. Also, she either wouldn't be dry or she'd have fallen off because he was blowing too hard. The new one has some unrealistic parts in it, too, like when the gorilla was running with her and shaking her a lot. Her body would not have been able to stand that.
Rachel, Grade 5

My favorite movie is "Grease" because there are pretty girls and they have pretty clothes. Also, I like the movie because there is pool music.
Jordan, Grade 2

I think the best movie seen is "Signs," because it is scary. When the lights are off, it is really scary. I watched it last night. I had a hard time going to sleep!
Brooke, Grade 2

[SPOILER ALERT!] Do you have a favorite movie? I do, it's called "Blade: Trinity." It is a cool vampire fighting movie. At the end of the movie, Blade has to fight Dracula. While Blade gets Dracula's attention, a girl named Abby has to shoot Dracula. When she shoots it at him, he just catches it. Then Blade takes it and stabs Dracula.
Mathew, Grade 2

The best movie I saw was "The Passion of the Christ." It's good because it shows how Jesus gave his life for ours. I am willing to show Jesus that I respect him for what he has done for us. Thank you, Jesus, for all that you've done for us!
Josh, Grade 3

The best movie is "King Kong" because he throws people.
Dominic, Grade 2
You know, I don't think I could have taken a Blade movie when I was in second grade, let alone Passion a year later . . .
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