A Date to the Movies

August 8, 2011 at 09:45 | Posted in ALEX News, ALEX Toys, Family Time, Mamma Mia Rea, Media | 1 Comment

I, like many other children growing up in the 1980’s, was addicted to “The Smurfs”. What wasn’t to like about them? Cute, blue, enchanting little creatures, life in Smurf world was always perfect. Even their theme song was catchy; so catchy, in fact, it haunted you all the way through college.

ALEX Toys Smurfs Movie

So when I heard about the new Smurfs movie just out in theaters, I was really excited I could use my kids as an excuse to go see it (I didn’t think “Girls Night Out at ‘The Smurfs’ would go over so big). While there was some trepidation about the possibility that the flick would stink – how many times has a fabulous book or TV show totally tanked on the big screen? – I figured a hearty dose of childhood nostalgia made it worth the risk.

When I asked my three-year-old, Yonah, who he wanted to take with him to the movie, he didn’t have to think twice: “Atara”. Atara is my best friend Chani’s eldest daughter, and is a gorgeous sprite of eight years. Yonah also happens to have a major crush on her. So, with a quick phone call, we made a date.

We got to see The Smurfs in 3D, with groovy glasses and all, and with the first strains of that old familiar theme song, I was hooked. The movie itself turned out to be delightful, as was the film’s star, my other 80’s favorite, Neil Patrick Harris (the now grown-up Doogie Howser). The most exciting scene was at FAO Schwarz in Manhattan, where if you watch closely, you’ll see the ALEX Toys boutique!

All in all, it was definitely a first date to remember.

Did you take your kids to see The Smurfs? What did you think?

You can see pictures from The Smurfs movie premiere at the ALEX Facebook page.

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  1. Spectacular article once again.I have saved to fav your blog numerous times and today will not be the last time

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