Last night, being cheap night at the cinema, I got to accompany my work family to the movies to watch Boss Baby. Be warned, there are spoilers all over this post.
So legal stuff first: all images are taken from google. Trailer from youtube. I don’t own any of this material.
Tuesdays are always busy with my work family. I get to the house and in an hour (sometimes 45 minutes) I need to get an update on the daily schedule from the mom, put away dishes, wash any dirty dishes, fold laundry, put away laundry, change bed sheets, check drawers for karate uniforms, pack said uniforms if kids had forgotten them, pack a snack for kids, pack homework supplies (already in a bag for easy location), pack a bag full of empty lunch containers to pack up lunches for the next day from dinner leftovers.
Now that does seem like a lot, but it’s not too bad. There is the other sitter who comes and she does the laundry while I do the dishes. She does the snack/uniforms/homework bag while I do the beds. It’s a good system. If I had to pick up the kids and take them to karate, we have to leave earlier than if I would be staying home with 1st. But lately, I’m the karate driver so we always leave early. Which is fine – there is adult basketball in the gym before karate and there is no reason why a person can’t enjoy a little eye candy before watching karate practice for an hour.
Last night was a little different: first I was alone. No sitter to help me. Second, no laundry to fold or put away. Third, 2nd now has her karate uniform so now I have to pack two uniforms (even though I reminded her to pack her own uniform the night before when I went home…). Fourth, I was sent a message saying that the kids were to have dinner before karate and then I’d take them to karate. Now when this happens we are always late. I would rather be at the YMCA an hour before so we can have a snack and do homework than be late and have the kids upset. But then I was also told, we were going to try to squeeze in a movie after karate. AND WE DID.
I’ll spare the crazy details of the start of the night and get right to the point (sure, you say, 500 words in and finally getting to the point…)
Just tips to people going to the movies: I’m not sure why this has to be said anymore, but TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF! I had a lady behind me actually answer her phone, and have a conversation. Not an “Oh I’m at the movies, I’ll hit you back” BUT NO a full out conversation! I was just about to turn around and be like “um exCUSE me?!” when a lady behind her did it for me.
I’m not sure why this has to be said anymore, but TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF! I had a lady behind me actually answer her phone, and have a conversation. Not an “Oh I’m at the movies, I’ll hit you back” BUT NO a full out conversation! I was just about to turn around and be like “um exCUSE me?!” when a lady behind her did it for me.
And also, when your child, who looks to be between 5-7, says “what the hell mom!” maybe you shouldn’t be rewarding their bad behaviour with a movie on a school night and all the snacks they could possibly carry. I know it’s not my place to judge your parenting skills, but….too late I’m judging you.
If you haven’t heard of Boss Baby take a peek at the trailer:
Now obviously, Alec Baldwin as a baby is just amazing. The world got it right on that one. This movie was pretty cute. The trailer doesn’t show all the funny parts, which was also pretty great.
But what I want to talk about is the scary parts in this movie. I saw it with 2nd, 3rd and 4th (and the parents). Although, I was only sitting with 2nd so I can only go on her reactions to the movie, but still.
This thing freaked me out.
There is a scene which will give anyone flashbacks to The Shinning if they’ve ever seen it (I haven’t), or to Toy Story with the mutilated toys. Babies with glowing green eyes that look like aliens, suspenseful music causing your heart to race a little, the fear of things going to pop out of nowhere and make you jump, evil demon baby heads coming up out of ooze to stare deep into your soul devouring all your happy thoughts. It’s intense peeps – but that’s just my opinion on it. I think I heard someone in the theatre crying during the demon baby-head coming out of ooze part.
But let’s focus more on the good things:
The Boss Baby’s squad:
You have the triplets (yes men), Jumbo (the muscle), and then the last one I forget her name but isn’t she just precious?! All six of them together is just great.
There is a great fight scene where these 5 extra babies come in to help Boss Baby and his fake older brother to escape from an evil man. It had the whole theatre in stitches!
The situational humour is great, once again putting in a few jokes that cater just to the adults, but that’s ok. But there are a few super emotional parts. Tim, the big brother, has a special song, and there is this one part where he’s sitting all alone in an airport singing it to himself and omg my heart!
Overall, I’d say a good movie to see! Especially if you have little ones! But maybe prepare them for the creepy parts because even I was freaked out (but I’m a big wuss so don’t take that as being too difficult).