Jack’s starting to watch films and DVDs, so I bought the Stuart Little box set a while ago (remember the mouse?) He loves both films, and must have watched them 20 to 30 times each. I didn’t understand why he kept asking for the second film though, rather than the first. True, Stuart Little is probably a rare example of the sequel being better than the original, but Jack’s not that fussed.
I put the first film on yesterday, because it was handy, and he sat down to watch it with a little protest. In the film Stuart is brought home from the orphanage for the first time. Jack gets up and starts to slowly walk towards the stairs, while still looking at the screen. Hmm. This reminds me of me and Doctor Who when I was a kid and the Cybermen or Daleks were about to appear. (“I’m off to bed now mum”, but sat peering around the door to see what would happen). True enough, the family cat in the film jumps onto the screen with a loud sound effect, and Jack jumps out of his skin. Tears, cuddles, etc. He knew it was coming, but it still made him jump, and he didn’t like it. He loves the rest of the film, it’s just that bit that puts him off.
I wonder how he’ll be with the new series of Doctor Who… 😉