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Things I Hate: A Certain Children’s Movie “Classic”

By Glinda

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

As much as I love Dick Van Dyke, I just cannot bring myself to like this movie.

For some strange reason, I’d never seen it as a kid, and thus my first viewing was that of a cynical 40 year old, which may have something to do with it. My husband was stunned that I’d never watched it and insisted on telling me what a great movie it was.   Look, he said, it has a three and half star rating!  That’s one half off of a four star, so there was no way it could be bad.

Don’t believe the hype.

There are so many plot holes the mind simply boggles. And know it is an unfair comparison, but Sally Ann Howes?  The poor man’s Julie Andrews.  I told my husband there was a reason Julie is a household name and good old whatshername isn’t.  Listening to her caterwaul around her country estate in her fake hair for what seems like eternity about how she loves this guy she just barely met makes me want to throw the remote at the television.  A billion times.

The name Truly Scrumptious and all of the horrible songs about it that pepper the entire movie are JUST WRONG.  There should not be a famous movie with a character named Truly Scrumptious in it.  Hmmph.

The irony is my daughter adores all of the musical numbers in this thing, and I have had to endure them an untold amount of times.

Is there a classic children’s movie that you know you are supposed to like, but don’t?

3 Responses to “Things I Hate: A Certain Children’s Movie “Classic””

  1. Awesome Mom Says:

    Truly Scrumptious sounds like it belongs in a more adult film.

    I over analyze all my kid’s movies. Wall-e: How would the space port be useable after so long with no maintenance? The ship would have to stop now and then to take on raw materials, there is no way it could have just been up in space as a completely closed environment. Cars: How are baby cars even born? How could a species evolve that consumed gasoline as a source of energy? Thomas the Train: Sir Topham Hat is a slave owner, he orders the trains around and they have no ability to leave because they have to move around on tracks. I also can’t help but note that the island of Sodor has an insane number of trains for such a small land mass. Can you imagine all the pollution?

    I guess that is what you have to do to keep sane when you see a movie over and over again.

  2. Rachel of Cyberia Says:

    The child-catcher with his long nose and stringy hair and the fact he CATCHES CHILDREN. This is NOT a good kids’ movie!

  3. KESW Says:

    Do you know why she’s named Truly Scrumptious? Because Ian Fleming wrote the novel. /truestory

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