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I Understand My Monkey
Fields201 from United States
11 December 2010
My local theater plays this every weekend and the wifey and I just had
to go and see it. We both want monkeys for Christmas and a Curious
George cartoon will probably be the closest thing to monkeys we will
probably ever get. Sadly, we saw both saw this and Chronicles of Narnia
in one weekend and didn't bother taking the kids. Not only that, we
rushed out to see it this morning. We need help.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas is really about George's first
Christmas. The Man in the Yellow Hat teaches George about how people
spend their Christmas like baking cookies, going out looking for a tree
(which George wreaks havoc yet no one seemed to be mad), singing
Christmas Carols (unfortunately they sing in this one), and buying that
special gift for someone.
Of course, that's not all it's about as both The Man in the Yellow Hat
and Curious George try to find out what each other wants for Christmas.
When George writes his Christmas list, all he does is draw up circles
and triangles yet somehow The Man in the Yellow Hat thinks this is some
kind of clue. I don't know about you but if a monkey draws up some
gibberish of various shapes, I would probably discard it as gibberish.
I mention before about how George wreaks havoc. How come no one gets
mad at this stupid monkey? There's one scene where George is trying to
make tomato snowmen for The Man in the Yellow Hat. When The Man in the
Yellow Hat comes home, he sees that George got tomato paste all over
the kitchen. That's a big mess yet he never gets mad. Why is he so
passive? Not only him, but the rest of the adults in his life seem to
just laugh it off and treat George like his fingers on dial with 911 if
they ever lay a hand on him. I want to choke that monkey!
In the end, Curious George does something that suggests that "It's the
thought that counts" while The Man in the Yellow Hat still tries to
figure out that gibberish. This leads to some crazy "It's A Wonderful
Life/Christmas Carol" segment that seems a little out of place, and
somehow he just figures it out. When you finally discover it, you
realize that stupid monkey is expensive!
This Christmas Special is being shown for one reason and one reason
only: For the Man in the Yellow Hat to shout, "I understand my monkey!"
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