- Very enjoyable, and sweeter and funnier than the first film 1/29/2010 12:00:00 AM by TheLittleSongbird
I sort of enjoyed the Rugrats movie, but this is better. It is sweeter and funnier, and is consequently very enjoyable. While there are some really sweet moments like Chuckie getting upset(that bit nearly made me cry) and some truly funny parts too, namely the priceless wedding scene at the end and the part when Betty sarcastically says while they are in Notre Dame "If you've seen one church, you've seen them all, wake me if you see a hunchback". The animation is bright and colourful, and the gorgeous Paris setting is used to very good effect. There is also a nice soundtrack and great voice work from Christine Cavanaugh, Tara Strong, Elizabeth Daily and Cheryl Chase. Susan Sarandon was also wonderful as Coco. While well written and funny, plus the Reptar was cool, this film is not a masterpiece, it is too short, and some of the secondary characters needed more development. I loved the references to the Godfather, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Godzilla and King Kong, they were hilarious, and I think adults will find some enjoyment too with the well scripted lines and the frequent references to various film favourites. In conclusion, funny, sweet, colourful and enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox
- A movie for the WHOLE Family 4/11/2001 12:00:00 AM by Ftaren
Being that the first film in this series was somewhat of a disappointment, I had no expectations of this being above or beyond its predecessor-much to my surprise and pleasure, I was rather thrilled at the results.
The animation is stunning, even inspired. The illustrations are full, with just enough whimsy to let you know that this is still what it is. The story is a bit of a tear-jerker, especially if you have seen the series and are familiar with the characters. Anyone who doesn't feel something during this film never had a childhood.
Each segment comes alive with its own beat, pulsating joyful across the screen. There is enough in here for adults to WANT to see it again, and enough that the kids won't complain. The references to pop culture are extensive, not limiting themselves to the last five years, or just one genre, but running the gamut from art to politics and back again, from the present day to the distant past. This a film to treasure-not quite all time great material, but very, very good.
There are of course, scenes which don't work, or could have been cut out, but then it wouldn't have been itself-And what's the point of that?
- For once... sequels are better. 11/26/2000 12:00:00 AM by vr66
I went with my 3 daughters and whole family.(husband and inlaws) We all loved it. The music scores was just right, and I thought it was VERY good. Two new characters are introduced. The locales were true to life. The detail was amazing. And after the movie... I had to remind myself that it was made for the kiddies. It's not something that an adult will groan as 'the obligatory movie' for their child that they have to suffer thru as their chaperone. Knowing the characters before-hand is a plus... then you would know/understand what's going on with the characters, because everyone is there at some point. For a kid's cartoon... it was very good. two thumbs up and in perspective, it's for the kids.
- Better than the 1st Rugrats movie! 11/27/2000 12:00:00 AM by kimkramer
This movie is even better than the 1st Rugrats movie. It was a really fun movie to go see. It had jokes and gags for both the kids and the parents (that's me). I went with my wife and my daughter and all of us really enjoyed the movie and thought it was better than the 1st movie. It was great seeing Chuckie trying to be brave like Tommy. And Angela was her usual naughty self. Phil and Lil were their usual gross selves, too. Even Dill was there, along with all of the grownups. You definitely have to go and see this movie, whether you are a kid, or just a kid at heart.
- Parents and Kids will like this one 11/28/2000 12:00:00 AM by flikbuff
I sat through this movie with my wife, my two-year-old daughter (on my lap) and my boys (5 and 7 years old). We've been watching Rugrats on TV for some time, and are quite familiar with the characters.
Honestly, this was one of the better movies I've seen this season, bar none. There are ample parodies of other movies (to make the adults laugh-outright), as well as lots of fun for the little ones. The battle between Robo-Reptar and Robo-Snail kept my boys talking excitedly all the way home.
If you are not a fan of the Rugrats, this movie will do little to change that. However, this movie is considerably better than either the first Rugrats movie or any of the individual TV episodes. For once, a movie spawned from a TV series is actually better than the series.