Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Veggie Tales: Celery Night Fever

This may come as a shocker, reviewing a Veggie Tales DVD on my book blog, but hey why not? Just because I'm a childless twenty-five year old librarian and haven't seen a Veggie Tales movie in nearly a decade doesn't mean I'm incapable of enjoying some good ol' Christian values and funky music! After being out of the game or the loop or whatever you want to call it for a while, I was surprised at how fast all the songs and characters came back to me. Larry was still as ridiculous and adorable as ever and if anything the songs had even improved!

This particular Vegggie Tales movie focused on forgiveness and featured Terry Crews. Terry isn't exactly the type of guy I would ever associate Veggie Tales with, but hey, shock value. He wasn't all that bad either, he brought a little diversity to the cast of veggies. Terry voiced the character of Bruce Onion, a property tycoon determined to turn a beloved town park into a parking lot. Laura Carrot and Junior Asparagus decide to try and save the park by holding a fundraiser concert featuring Laura's grandpa, a member of the formerly famous Groovy Brothers. Getting the band back together though is easier said than done because some of the members are still mad at each other. To make matters worse, Junior let Laura down and now she doesn't want to be his friend anymore. Can Laura save the park, her grandfather's band, and her friendship with Junior? Kids (and adults) will enjoy the catchy songs, ridiculous vegetable humor, and good values shown in this movie. As a bonus there is a new silly song called, "The Perfect Puppy," and some neat bonus features showing Terry Crews.

Some interesting observations that I made as an adult watching these films:
1. Am I weird for being creeped out that these vegetables don't have arms or hands? How did I not notice this before?
2. Terry Crews is such an oddball choice. The whole time I kept picturing him in White Chicks or The Expendables. This is definitely a different move in his career!
3. There is a scene where they are eating at a restaurant and they are CHOPPING UP onions and mushrooms and veggies and EATING them!! Is cannibalism going on?!
4. Do they really only live on a kitchen counter? How do they not get eaten?

Now for the fun part! Would you like to win a DVD copy of Veggie Tales: Celery Night Fever?!? No catch, no hidden shenanigans. If you want a chance to win a free copy just comment below this post and on Friday I will randomly select one person to get a free copy!

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