Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mighty Machines Power Pack|
Actor: Mighty Machines
Director: NCircle Entertainment
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
This 4-pack is loaded with over SIX HOURS of earth movin', wave runnin', fast flyin', city slickin' Mighty Machines! Includes these discs: Diggers & Dozers Lights & Ladders Boats to the Rescue Roadways to Runways
Boys' Mom | 07/18/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm at a loss as to how anyone, kids or adults, can find any entertainment value in this series of DVDs. Based on the positive reviews, I purchased this 4-pack. My 4 year old and 2.5 year old voted to watch "Diggers" first. After 15 minutes, my 4 year old was asking for a new movie. We sat through another 15 minutes, and I finally pulled the plug. We tried "race cars/airplanes" and it was the same long, drawn out, boring content. 100% painful to watch. Diggers starts on a good note but goes down hill quickly: an excavator (or backhoe of some sort) digging a hole; describes that machine; shows early stage of hospital construction site (i.e. footings poured, rebar waiting for block to be layed). The camera pans around, ocassionally zooming in on workers doing mundane tasks like moving plywood. There is some background music; but it is not engaging. The narration is sporadic and not particularly educational. Later we watch a crane moving concrete panels onto a high rise building. The crane also lifts an HVAC unit onto the building. Understandably, it takes a while to lift the unit, and we sit and watch the whole boring process. The race car DVD was similar. Starts out promising: an open wheel road race, cars zooming along, my kids are engaged. Then, we watch pit crews unloading cars, and replacing tires on wheels. My husband walked in at this point, watched for one minute and said, "boring" - "Shhhh, we don't want them to learn that word", I said. This set is nothing like Real Wheels' Rocking Real Wheels. That DVD has lots of footage of kids, great music, and terrific narration aimed at the young crowd. This Mighty Machines set is literally like sitting at a construction site for 90 minutes. If you think your child will sit and watch a construction site for 90 minutes, this is the DVD for you. If your child is captivated at a construction site for 15 minutes - lights up when he sees digger, crane, dump truck, but then turns his attention to other things, these Might Machines DVDs are not for you. I was disappointed with this set because I was looking forward to giving the boys something new to watch. They've been watching Rocking Real Wheels for a year; and I was excited that they would have something new. It was a complete waste of money."
Great for young boys
Nathan L. IVEY | Dallas, Texas | 12/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a two year old who loves these DVD's. He actually watches it and gets excited as the machines move around and work. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has children and like to watch trucks. Much better than cartoons and a lot less annoying."
A. ries | Dallas, TX | 09/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set has 4 DVDs, and each one of them is 90 minutes long. The packaging is really, really nice- shiny and super high quality. Great to know if you're looking to buy this as a gift. My nephew loves this series- he can't get enough. This is a great value, very good DVDs. Totally recommend it."
Love it, if you are not already conditioned to today's fast
LA mom | 11/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Our 2.5 yr old loves this series. He watched it on Netflix until they took it off instant download. The series is especially good if you are looking to stay away from fast cut videos that has been associated with the lack of attention span in children. Typical scenes pan slowly through the details and talks through each thing that happens. You feel like you are actually taking a leisurely field trip to the site. We adults frequently watch the videos too!"