Great Film overall
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
I'm flipping thru the channels and I see 3 kids w/ a small creature in one of the kids backpacks. Immediately I was reminded of Gizmo, then Mac from Mac and Me and ET. THEN I read the description of the movie."3 kids go out after school to see if there is truth to a legend of pirate gold." That's the plot of Goonies.Since I can't rate it a 0, it gets a 1 out 10 of which really is extremely generous. This movie is really that bad, even for a direct to video kid's movie. More or less, make your kids watch this movie as punishment.Save the trouble and just watch the Goonies.
There is a very good quality movie that is not only great for children to watch, but for the parents as well. There is great production value with this film and the location of New Orleans only adds to the film. The character of Labou is unique and it is great to see a director like Greg create a character like Labou from scratch and not just rely on special effects. The story has adventure, comedy, and friendships being made. Every boy will love the pirates and treasure aspect of it and the girls will fall in love with the cute character of Labou. The acting was great and the children were relatable. Great overall movie and destined to become a children's classic.
The 3 lead characters Todd, Gavin and Emily were great, Todd, aka the toddster is a bit of a showoff/bully, Gavin is the brains. Emily is the beauty who befriends labou. The three, well.. four, Go on an adventure to find treasure and stop the destruction of the Louisiana bayou from oil miners.I got to see an advanced screening of this film out in la, and i must say it was a pretty cool movie, I will definitely be seeing this again in theaters when it is released. Labou is so cute! I want a Labou stuffed animal!I'm hoping for a sequel.
I was lucky enough to see a screening of the finished film. This is a fantastic children's film; well produced and good character development. There is no violence, profanity or sex. This G picture is the kind of movie parents can feel good about taking their children to. The story focuses on friendship, teamwork, and preserving nature. The kids in the audience loved it because it was funny and a great adventure. The storyline focuses on three kids who embark on an adventure in the Louisiana swamps and encounter pirates, bad guys, ghosts, an adorable animatron, Labou, and treasure! Greg Aronowitz, who has worked on eleven of Steven Spielberg's films, wrote, directed and co-produced this picture which was financed and filmed in Louisiana. This is Aronowitz's first feature film. His talent is obvious and I am sure that this is the first of many for him. I can't wait until it is released so I can take my nieces and nephews to it. I will recommend Labou to all of my friends with kids.