Summer Blockbuster Movies

  • August 02, 2007
  • Jenna Maxwell

Well, we’re officially into the month of August now. It always seems like such a hectic month with schools starting and getting back into the grove of the dreaded (especially for the kids) early morning wake-ups! Everyone’s trying to pack in all their last minute summer fun into the next couple weeks. The younger children all seem to be eager to start back to school but not so much for the older kids. It’s sort of a been-there-done-that attitude for them.

At least this summer there were some really good movies to see. The Simpsons Movie was just released on Friday, July 27th and had record box office sales. I think just about everyone knows of Homer Simpson and his family – wife, Marge; son, Bart; and daughters Lisa and Maggie, but did you know that their dogs name is Santa’s Little Helper and their cats name is Snowball II? They hit the TV screen 20 years ago with a weekly half hour series that became a pop culture phenomenon. There have been over 400 episodes and they’ve won numerous awards – one being a designation from Time Magazine as “the best television show of the 20th century”. I think just about every year I’ve opened my door on Halloween night to at least one Bart Simpson and I’m sure with their new movie just coming out, The Simpson costumes are going to be a hot commodity this year! Check out ours by click on this link: The Simpsons Halloween Costumes.

Another great blockbuster movie you just had to see over the summer was Shrek the Third. I took my kids to see it and absolutely loved it. All three of the Shrek movies are wonderfully funny. The first Shrek movie was released in 2001 with the largest Dreamworks opening to date. It also won the first every Academy Award for best animated feature. Then in 2004 Shrek 2 opened and of course this year was the year for Shrek the Third. There’s a new Shrek the Musical in development now and apparently on ABC over the Christmas holiday there will be a Shrek the Halls. I can’t wait - it will be so cute! I loved all the characters in Shrek, but my favorite would have to be Donkey whose voice is played by Eddie Murphy. He is hilarious! My daughter loved Puss In Boots – the yellow cat played by Antonia Banderas. Make sure to check out our Shrek related costumes from infants to adults by click on this link: Shrek The Third Costumes.