Monday, December 3, 2012

Media Review: LarryBoy and the Bad Apple

Veggie Tales: LarryBoy and the Bad Apple written by Richard Liebmann-Smith and Mike Nawrocki with music by Kurt Heinecke

My Rating: 5 out of 5 superhero cucumbers

Recommended For Viewers of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Summary: Larryboy and the citizens of Bumblyburg are struggling with temptation in the form of vanity, video games and chocolate. The villain, Bad Apple, has every intention of taking advantage of the situation.

Review: I avoided the Veggie Tales series for a long time having been burned with other Christian shows, namely Soul Surfer. I found the idea of talking vegetables unsavory and downright silly. Then I watched one, Veggie Tales: The Lord of the Beans, and kicked myself for not giving these a chance!

Veggie Tales is a show with a message and a purpose, but it does so in a clever, witty way that is appealing to children and bearable for adults. LarryBoy is the perfect character for little guys who are interested in superheroes and comic books. LB swings from his plungers like Spider-Man and has a secret hide-out like Batman. 

He also has an enemy that combines the personality of Cat-woman with the robotic improvements of Doc Ock. The story has appeal! Plus, the music is fantastic. We were singing "The Temptation Song" the rest of the day after viewing this fun film. I've added the rest of the LarryBoy episodes the the Netflix instant queue.

Sound Bites

"Broccoli, Celery, Got to Be... Veggie Tales!"

Bad Apple: "I'm not preachin' moderation. Knock! Knock!"
Citizens: "Who's there?"
Bad Apple: "Temptation!"

Bob: "A text message?"
Larry: "It's the latest thing, cool huh?"

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