I don’t normally watch movies or read books that have anything to do with Nazis. It’s mainly because I know that even though it’s a work of fiction, these things historically happened and that there were people who suffered such violence during that time. The only one I really watched was Inglorious Bastards, and that’s because the good guys won.
So when I found out about The Book Thief, I delayed getting it as much as possible. Still, it’s hard to ignore the call of great works especially when there are praises for it everywhere. The movie version of the critically acclaimed book by Australian author Markus Zusak is a good movie to watch, especially in a cold night with a hot cup of chocolate drink (the thick kind with marshmallows).
You can read the synopsis of this wonderful aussie creation here. Aside from a story that tugs your heart, it’s also a very beautiful movie in terms of cinematography. Because there are Nazis in there, you can’t help but have some violence there too. However, it’s just enough to show the cruelty of that side without overwhelming the whole story (it has a PG rating so it makes sense to tone down the violence). Plus, it’s Geoffrey Rush. Who doesn’t like Geoffrey Rush?
This is a good book/movie tandem, meaning it’s a good book to read and a good movie to watch. A very rare thing these days. The movie is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for Google Play and iTunes.
Now for the GIVEAWAY!
Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie is a great family movie, showing a thrilling adventure during the prehistoric era. You’ll love the story of Patchi, the underdog dinosaur who triumphs against all challenges.
The movie is out now on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s also available on Digital HD through iTunes – which allows you to purchase titles before they’re in the shops. It also means kids can enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere – great for long road trips!
Thanks to 20th Century Fox, THREE MummyK readers will get a chance to win a copy of the DVD. All you have to do is answer this question in one paragraph:
What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
Australian residents only. Competition closes end of business day 23 May 2014 AEST.
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Thank you so much everyone for joining!