Thursday, August 6, 2009
Director: Hoyt Yeatman
Cast: Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifaniakis, Kelli Garner
Just because it hasn't been done before doesn't mean it's a good idea...
But apparently producer Jerry Bruckheimer doesn't give a damn about that and decided that a movie about a group of guinea pigs aspiring to become FBI special agents would be awesome.
And following his usual style he delivers the explosions, the slow motion and the mindlessness, only this time it's aimed for the under thirteen crowd.
They will undoubtedly have a good time (especially considering how little children read nowadays...) and will be impressed by the colors, action and "suspense".
But the whole movie feels like a creepy maneuver to train these children so that they will grow up thinking Bruckheimer style movies are OK.
Now with all the racist jokes, lack of coherence and utter irresponsibility from the screenwriters the idea that this is aimed at kids is rather sick. One of the film's twists turns around the whole idea of eco-friendliness that the guinea pigs have been trying to enforce...
Only to later have it turned back again, all for the sake of a giant robot made out of evil home appliances.
What will children think when they leave the theater? But judging from how the movie turns out they're counting on kids not even doing any thinking.