Epic fail: G-rated movie nets worst opening weekend of all-time

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  • Osgrath Provo, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 11:08 p.m.

    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 learning finally.

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    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.

  • Waaandy Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    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...

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    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.

  • formega EAGLE MOUNTAIN, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 1:17 p.m.

    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.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Sept. 10, 2012 1:14 p.m.

    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.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    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 set.

  • bp486 None of your business, UT
    Sept. 10, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    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

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Sept. 10, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    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?