Not much left to be said. Going after a G rating does not absolve a producer
from demanding a quality effort. And we should not patronize a bad movie just
because the rating is G - something the Mormon movie community seems to be
I think the real problem is that there are already MUCH better options On Demand
and on Netflix. Why would I pay that much for my kids to see a movie like that
when I can get something better at home? I haven't seen the movie (and
won't) but it looks like a mash up of ever cheesy, annoying kid's show
wrapped up into one boring hour.
I saw the preview for this movie when I went to the Ice Age movie. I literally
started feeling nauseous during the trailer, I wanted to leave, and my thoughts
of suicide doubled. It made Teletubbies look like Casa Blanca...
Just look at the picture in the article. That alone should leave 0 appeal to
anyone above the age of 8. Then any parents with kids below 8 could easily get
something like that, except presumably better, from PBS, Nick Jr., or the Disney
channel, since those shows would actually have proven track records of success.
What the makers apparently forgot was that parents aren't going to take
their kids to a movie that they don't think will also entertain them. This
movie looks stupid to adults, plain and simple. If they were half-way smart they
would allow parents to watch for free.
After seeing the ad at a theater, and reading its premise, it's no wonder
this is an epic fail. When every character has the ending "-oobie" on
their name, who can keep anything straight? The kids nowadays are smarter than
this. But some life and adventure into a G-rated film. That's what little
kids are all about anyway. they want to explore their little world.
They need to keep making G movies. Otherwise, you end up with a theatre full of
kids running around at a movie adults want to watch, or hand wringing
parents' groups griping about there being nothing to schuff the children
off to for a couple hours. Regardless of the rating, however, a crappy movie is
a crappy movie. This looks like it was the 'pluto nash' of the toddler
Sounds like this movie is just garbage. Assumption is being drawn too quickly
that the G rating/level of content is the issue. Parents will clearly take
their kids to a good G movie. We have plenty of examples of that. One crappy
movie flops and people want to say the demand for G movies is dead? Hardly
It seems like msssive parental failure to support a G-Rated movie. This after so
many (appropriate expletive) parents demand G-rated movies for their children
and then sit on their car-keys when it is time to set-up at ticket office. I
wonder if its that "bad" of a movie to have SciFiTheater3000 would do a
voice over spoof of the movie? Who knows, it might become the sucessor to the
"Rocky Horror Show"? with a second life as a midnight movie?