The most intelligent cartoon since The Simpsons (which the same animation team behind Rugrats worked on) has come to the big screen. It's a look at the babies of the new all-American parents: both at work, both armed with cell phones and faxes. They're raised by their sleeping grandfather and are intelligent beyond their single year.
In this adventure of theirs, the ultimate kid's toy (not the Furby), a Reptar, takes Tommy, Tommy's new brother, Dill Pickles, Chucky, and a pair of smart-mouthed twins into the forrest for a great adventure. Having accidently taken Angelica's doll Cynthia, the junior sultan of sarcasm tags along for the ride.
The movie, with all of its slapstick comedy, will be ritously funny for little kids, while at the same time letting "olders" like us sit back and get the parodies of Indiana Jones and The Fugitive. It let's us get malpropisms like "custardy" for "custody" while our youngers get singing babies simultaneously peeing.
The artwork is crude but, in my opinion, a representation of what a kid would draw like (another intelligent touch). The lines, as said, are intelligent, the storyline sensible. The only thing that I couldn't stand were the musical numbers, which are paled by the ones in an average Disney musical.
But, that withstanding, it's a great film. Go see it. Go enjoy it. Don't forget the kids.
Run time: 79 mins
In Theaters: Friday 20th November 1998
Box Office Worldwide: $100.5M
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Production compaines: Nickelodeon Movies
Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 20
IMDB: 5.8 / 10
Screenwriter: David N. Weiss, J. David Stem
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg as Ranger Margaret (voice), David Spade as Ranger Frank (voice), E.G. Daily as Tommy Pickles (voice), Tara Strong as Dylan Pickles (voice), Christine Cavanaugh as Chuckie Finster (voice), Kath Soucie as Phillip / Lillian / Betty DeVille (voices), Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles (voice), Tim Curry as Rex Pester (voice), Jack Riley as Stuart 'Stu' Pickles (voice), Busta Rhymes as Reptar Wagon (voice), Michael Bell as Charles 'Chaz' Finster Sr (voice), Joe Alaskey as Grandpa Lou Pickles (voice)
Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie brings a dark and gritty tone to this larger-than-life franchise. Along with...
With a spectacular setting and two solid actors on-screen, this thriller builds enough solid suspense...
Those bright sparks at Pixar have done it again, taking a fiercely original approach to...
Slick direction and meaty performances may be enough for some viewers, but this boxing drama's...
Loose and impressionistic, this beautifully shot film traces the career of a DJ who pioneered...
Without a single moment of originality, this found-footage horror movie really deserves to be the...
An intriguing premise keeps the audience gripped for about 20 minutes before the movie runs...