The Last Mimzy
For a kid’s film with virtually no plot, The Last Mimzy still manages to be a moderately diverting effort that should keep the preadolescent set entertained. Very loosely based on the short story “Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by sci-fi writers Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore (under the pseudonym Lewis Padgett), here we have a couple of youngsters who stumble across a puzzle box on the beach. As it opens at their touch, instead of Pinhead leaping out and ripping their flesh from bone, the box reveals the eponymous bunny … which proceeds to muck about with their gray matter and make them more human than human. In a warm and fuzzy sort of way, of course. Granted, at the most it’s a vaguely New Age-y knockoff of E.T., but approached with a modest sense of purpose and humor.