Thursday, May 28, 2009

Video Review: Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure

I’m always looking for things that will both entertain and educate or edify my kids, so I picked up a (review) copy of Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure (DVD).

The story is of a mosquito named Skeeter who, through a treasure-hunting adventure with his cooler and more popular brother, learns to appreciate the things that make him unique. It’s typical kids’ movie fare.

Did the kids like it? Well, the three-year-old wandered off about two minutes into the cartoon (not counting the opening live-action scene with Max Lucado). The five-year-old got a little restless at one point, but she got into it in the end.

Can the parents stand it? It’s ok. I’m sure we’ve all seen some kids videos that made us wish for an early death. This isn’t that bad. That’s not to say parents will love it, but it’s not bad.

Any cause for concern? There was no violence or scary scenes. I am mildly concerned about one scene where two of the characters talk to God and God talks back. Audibly. I wouldn’t want my kids to think that’s normal, but it’s not a terribly big deal.

So is it any good? The show is a little too blunt with the moral of the story. As for the story and music, well it’s no Veggie Tales (of course, sometimes neither is Veggie Tales), but it’s not bad. If you’re in that place where you really need your kids to watch something different, this is worth picking up.

3 out of 5 stars

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