Opened July 14, 2010 | Runtime:2 hr. 1 min.
PG for some mild rude humor, fantasy action violence and brief language
For some reason, I’ve had a really hard time writing this review. I’m not sure why, but here goes.
This is inspired by the Disney Mickey Mouse Classic Short of the same name. In fact, there’s even a recreation of the mop scene in the movie! Sweet!
I liked it. Didn’t love it. But definitely liked it. It was better than I expected, but I didn’t expect a whole lot. It’s a FUN movie. I actually liked Nick Cage in it. I didn’t think that was possible so big Kudos to Disney!
I guess my biggest problem is I didn’t think it was a great movie. Some people do. I’m just not one of them. The acting is good, the plot is OK, the special effects are awesome. I don’t really have anything negative to say. It just wasn’t SPECTACULAR. I wanted a little something more.
I took my 14 and 17 year old sons with me. They LOVED it, which surprised me! They’re big fans of Jay Baruchel, so maybe that had something to do with it. They’re also big fans of things blowing up, so there’s that too.
NOTE: STAY ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE CREDITS! There’s a very small bonus scene at the end that is totally worth it!!
My overall review: I can’t give it a high recommendation, though others might. I think it would be great on DVD. This is one you could easily save for Netflix.
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