Movie Talk,  MovieMuse Reviews by Erin

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

In a Nutshell: I’m glad we waited to rent; not sure it was worth even that.

Quick Plot: Jimmy Neutron (boy genius) discovers that aliens have captured all the parents in town. He leads the kids out into space (on converted amusement park rides) to rescue them.

In Detail: As a fan of most animation, I found this one to be a major disappointment. This might be fun for kids, but I didn’t find it particularly enjoyable. The few laughs I did have did not outweigh the borderline boredom created by the rest of the film. I think what bothers me the most about this film is that it could have been so much better. It just had no depth, and it’s hard to carry off something so shallow for 1.5 hours. It also contained 7 year old versions of gross-out humor that I could really have done without (as I’m sure you all know by now). The one surprise that almost made the film worthwhile (but not quite) was the voice of the head bad guy. I nearly fell off the sofa when I realized who it was, over an hour into it. If you have little kids, they might enjoy it, but check it for content to make sure you find nothing objectionable. Otherwise, don’t bother. There are too many good movies out there for kids to bother with this one.

Will I Buy It? Nope.