Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and language.
Directed By:Robert Shaye
Written By: Bruce Joel Rubin and Toby Emmerich
Staring: Chris O’Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Timmothy Hutton, Joely Richardson, Rainn Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Micheal Clarke Duncan, and Kristin
What are you doing? We’re talking about miracles here! The whole Universe is trying to communicate with you, and you’re worried about something as earth-bound as kidnapping? God I love you, but you drive me crazy! -Naomi
The Last Mimzy an exciting combination of adult enjoyment and children’s entertainment with an intelligent mix of science fiction, keeping it a thrilling family film. There are magical moments of the children’s discoveries that make you wonder if they are just using their imagination, the most complex toy a child has, but when things to begin to show signs of realism in the rest of the world, and the “gifts” the children have begin to reveal themselves, the film evolves in a much more complex, yet realistic way of approaching the strange situation before them.
When the brother and sister begin to develop these “talents” after finding the mysterious box of toys they attempt to keep their discovery to themselves, but a power they don’t understand seems to desire it be brought to the knowledge of someone or something that can help it. Mimzy , the bunny, only speaks to her friend but tries to help her with the mission before them. After the parents and teachers become involved, it isn’t long before the government and military is even trying to understand the mystery surrounding the two siblings.
Rainn Wilson’s role in this film may not be significant, but it is incredibly funny breaking up the sense of predictable pacing and plot points. His character was the biggest part of the film that offered something more remarkable than the story itself. Not to say the rest of the cast wasn’t strong, it was a talented supporting crew, that allowed connections to easily be made either as an adult or child, the roles were totally tangible.
The Last Mimzy was a mysterious and impressive Science Fiction that made a story completely new and unexplored. Keeping the excitement and idea of thrilling sci fi adventure alive, the story is moderately complicated but is explained throughout in a way that’s stimulating to adults and simplistic enough for kids to grasp. It really incites the need for imagination and the feeling of being young again, believing in something more than what physics and the world tell you is possible. There is that exciting and magical mood The Last Mimzy really captures, while also being a smart and original movie.
This was a great family film, that was playful and delightful. A story that was exciting, thrilling, and clever. The Last Mimzy was a truly exceptional family flick. A story about adventure, the importance of family sticking together, and a belief or curiosity of the unknown. There is something really magical about this movie that made me really like it, and I think other people will also find appealing. The Last Mimzy is a keeper.