Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Netflix Release Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

We were sent a mysterious ‘Watch Kit’ ready for the Pee Wee’s Big Holiday release available on Netflix.  


It certainly built up the excitement and suspense as none of us were quite sure of what to expect.   We had a map of images and when we saw a certain one had to open the associated numbered box to find an object related to that scene.  


Our first box contained Pee-Wee t-shirts and the boys were eager to get into character straight away.

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As it was Pee-Wee’s first ever holiday I think we needed lots of ceremony, because it’s quite scary heading off into the big wide world – although you would not see me hesitating even for an instant if dishy Joe Manganiello (yes the very one from True Blood and Magic Mike swoon!) invited me to his birthday party!  I would be off like a shot, no delays or dilemmas.

Eldest was on a sleepover so my youngest (who is 7) did the honours of opening the boxes, he really liked the film, there were a few bits that he wasn’t so sure about (the alien lady in the beginning mainly and later when Pee-Wee fell down the hole and saw different faces) but overall he thought it was pretty good, as I heard him telling anyone who would listen!


It is quite wacky in places, but even I had the odd giggle or two (I loved the cowboy disguise kit when he was trying to get out of his own wedding!).  I can’t get over that the actor Paul Reubens who plays Pee-Wee is actually 63!  Obviously laughter must be helping keep him younger than he actually is, although he does wear lots of makeup and they probably tinkered with visual effects but either way for 63 he looks great.

Youngest liked the balloon and getting it to make a tune, the spoon trick information which he wants to master and the cool, double cool, triple cool stickers.  None of us liked the sweets, so we will not be bonding with Pee-Wee or Joe Manganiello over a root beer barrel candy, more’s the pity!  I think we would give the film a triple cool rating!

13 comments:

  1. We have Netflix, I'll have to check this out I'm sure my daughter will enjoy it.

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  2. PeeWee maybe i'll check it out with the girls!

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  3. What a lovely idea to get surprises like this. Pee Wee , my niece would like it, maybe we will get it to watch next time I babysit.

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  4. Ooh yes I think my kids might like this I will check it out x

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  5. I do love pee wee and will definitely be watching with the kids at some point. We have Netflix and love it, it's the only thing we watch now.

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  6. The husband and our girls would have LOVED to receive that box! He's a big a fan of Pee-wee and recently got the girls to sit and watch this movie with him on Netflix. They loved it as much as he did :)

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  7. How cool to have an interactive film! I have never heard of Pee wee though!

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  8. Ooh not heard of this - but we have netflix so will check it out with my boys at the weekend!

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  9. Such a fun way to watch a film, and I had no idea that PeeWee was back, will definitely look it up :)

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  10. This looks like a lot of fun and I'm sure my kids would love pee week. Mich x

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  11. Fabulous, loads of fun!

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  12. Oh what fun, this sounds brilliant. We keep hearing great things about Netflix although we don't have it yet as we have Sky. Should have a look really :)

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  13. We had a netflix trial for a month and really enjoyed it but we still have amazon prime so will wait until that has finished before paying for netflix

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