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|Veggie Tales - Larryboy and the Bad Apple|
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Television, Animation
Something is rotten in the peaceful town of Bumblyburg! The Bad Apple has dropped onto the scene and is trying to take control of the town by making all of its citizens give into their temptations. Everyone is in danger ?... more »
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Pat K. from GREENSBURG, PA
Reviewed on 9/7/2009...
LarryBoy strikes again with his good moral values teaching
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Loved by my 2 year old!
S. Dingle | NC | 12/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My two-year-old loves this movie as much as (possibly more than) any of our other Veggie Tales DVDs. The music in it is a little more contemporary and less childish than most VT flicks, and most of it has a beat that my daughter can dance to (which is very important to her since she loves music and dancing)! Whereas many of the other VT videos keep her attention for about half of the show, it isn't rare for her to be captivated from start to finish with this one, which is significant since she is usually a wild, spirited, energetic child. I'm not sure if it's the different music or the bright colors or even the apple (since it's her favorite fruit), but she is totally in it!
All the temptation areas presented in the show - video games, appearances, and chocolate (and even gambling when they flash back to Bumblyburg in olden days) - are all common struggles for kids and adults alike. My daughter isn't old enough to have conversations about this, but it has sparked some good talks with children I've worked with in Sunday school at my church. I look forward to being able to have these discussions with her eventually!
Finally, I know some reviewers of Larry Boy movies have argued that they aren't as good as other VT movies since they're not based on Bible stories, but I prefer Larry Boy and other original stories for a couple reasons: 1) the stories are always rooted in Biblical principles, so it still teaches them God's word and 2) I often find myself un-teaching the VT-version of a Bible story in Sunday school when a child tries to argue that it was different in Veggie Tales so my version (from the Bible) must be wrong."