Jun 072012
 

As a child there was a certain type of movies that my siblings and I (but especially my brother) loved to watch, I don’t think our parents liked them just as much but we definitely did. Matilda, Home Alone, Dennis the Menace, I am sure you can see the pattern here: an inquistive, curious, adventurous (sometimes a little naughty) child and one or more bad guys that have to be stopped in their evil plans. Based on the best selling UK book series about Horrid Henry the newly released DVD Horrid Henry: The Movie proves that this theme, albeit modernised and updated, is still hugely popular and I can totally see why.

Henry, nicknamed Horrid Henry by his teacher Miss Battleaxe, thinks he is way too cool for school. He always comes up with new excuses for not doing his homework and really all he wants to do is be a rockstar. Henry’s antics do not only get him into trouble with the headteacher, they cause him to lose his spot in the talent show, get Miss Battleaxe fired and they even put the school at risk of closure. No more school sounds like fun, or not…?

The two school inspectors seem very keen to close down the school and for all the children to be sent to the exclusive, expensive school run by a nasty head master, what do they have to go gain from it? Henry’s brother Peter and his teacher Miss Lovely discover that the school inspectors are being paid to close the school, and Henry realises he doesn’t want his school to be closed down after all so he needs to come up with a plan.

Henry, his brother Peter and Henry’s enemy-turned- partner in crime Moody Margaret decide that Henry has no option but to fight his way back into the talent show, get famous and hopefully in doing so prevent the school from closing down. Henry and his band the ‘Zero Zombies’ sneak in and win but sadly his winning performance does not have the desired effect.

The perfect solution arises when Henry receives an invitation for the tv show 2 Cool 4 School. If he could win the big cash prize they could pay the corrupt school inspectors and keep the school doors open. But winning doesn’t come easy, first Henry has to pass a range of difficult challenges and resist temptation. In the final round he has to meet the Terrible Teacher who nominated him, miss Battleaxe, he is crowned ‘2 Cool 4 School’ and wins the big prize. But will Henry be in time to stop his school from closing down?

Horrid Henry is hugely popular in the UK with millions of Horrid Henry books sold (Horrid Henry is the most successful children’s literary character after Harry Potter), the Horrid Henry tv series a big hit and a wide range of other Horrid Henry products available to fill the need for more adventures. The real fans will love this Horrid Henry’s Annual 2012 activity book filled with 73 pages of puzzles, craft and other fun Henry activities.

Overal I really enjoyed Horrid Henry: The Movie, the cast is great and this is a great movie for a rainy afternoon (possibly not the day before school starts!). Although G rated I think Horrid Henry: The Movie is most suited to older children who can appreciate and understand the funny side of the story. I know my nearly 4-year olds would not understand (and maybe even be frightened by) the ‘scary’ school teachers, the tv show and the zombie artist in the talent show.

To find out more about Horrid Henry The Movie, released by Transmission Films Australia, visit www.transmissionfilms.com.au.

For your chance to win a Horrid Henry prize pack (Horrid Henry DVD and Horrid Henry Annual 2012 activity book) answer the following question: What was your best excuse for not being able to hand in your homework?

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  1. mum put it in the washing machine accidently it was with my sweater, then hand teacher a clump of soggy paper

  2. I told the teacher that I had already handed it in to her; she believed me and thought that she lost it. Ah the good old days 🙂

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  9. I told the teacher my mum dropped me at school and took my homework folder with her

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  16. I always handed in my homework! I flew through school effortlessly…..sorry to disappoint!

  17. The truth, and it was always well received and an extension given 🙂

  18. I was a good little girl. I always did my homework.

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  23. All your childhood favourites were high on my list too. I’m sure I, (or should I say my kids) would love this one.
    My best excuse for not handing in homework was that we didn’t have a TV – it basically meant I couldn’t complete homework that required access to media. Poor me!

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  29. Well I was a goody two shoes and can’t remember ever not handing in my homework… but I have to admit that we used the recent birth of my daughter as an excuse for my oldest son not handing in his homework!

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  31. I was running late for the bus and forgot it 🙂

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  39. My mum didn’t have time to do it!!

  40. I always did my homework, but my daughter has had to tell her teacher that she can’t hand in her homework as her little brother peed on it.

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  43. “Well” as I looked down to the ground, “you see Miss, it’s kinda like this, the dog was chasing our cat around the room, I was doing my homework on the floor, as I turned to stop them, our pet bird decided that it was time to go potty?” Smiling with my biggest smile, teeth out and I’m sure I grimaced as well, lol. 🙂

  44. “I left it at home”. I didn’t say it often, so when I did my teacher’s believed me.

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  49. I never had to make an excuse, because if I flat out refused to do my homework, my parents used to do it for me. How bad is that?!

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  56. I told them I had found a dying cat in the street and taken it into an old ladys house who asked me to hold it as we took it to the vet. I said the cat didn’t make it and the lady had asked me to stay for tea as she wanted to show me some photo’s of the cat and when I got home I had chores and didn’t get time to do it. I think that one sounded more believable than the parashutist I had to rescue from a tree I told another teacher. I found out later they let me off for being original and using my imagination and had had a laugh about it with the other teachers over lunch.

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  64. My best excuse was that my little brother had stolen it…actually I used to blame a lot on him! *whistles*

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  78. I usually did my homework but on the occassions that i didn’t i just used to say i was too tired & i couldn’t finish it. I would then get an extension, pretty lame excuse but it was the truth and the teachers seemed ok with it.

  79. I must have been such a goody two shoes, I don’t ever recall having to make up an excuse. I always did my home work on time!

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  83. I broke one of my fingers.

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  85. If I skipped the excuse part and went straight for asking for an extension it used to work, lies don’t pay.

  86. I was helping the elderly neighbour set up her new television, I accidently left it their and didn’t wan’t to wake her as she goes to bed early!

  87. I lent it to someone! Teacher not impressed!

  88. My little brother scribbled all over it…. the truth. The teacher didn’t believe me, held out his leg in front of the entire class and told me to pull the other one, I was so embarassed and cried, the next day I took my scribbled on homework to school with a note from Mum…he still didn’t believe me, I never liked that teacher after that!

  89. That my dog ate it. I didn’t even had a dog!

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