Actors: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Jim Cummings, Jeffrey Garcia, Carolyn Lawrence, Mary Hart, Bob Goen
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius|
|Nickelodeon Network's cartoon feature presented in movie length is about the incredibly smart Jimmy Neutron (Derryberry) and his friends. It takes place in Retroville, USA where Jimmy is forever inventing outlandish scientific gadgets; one being his robot dog Goddard. While his best friends are Carl Wheezer and Sheen Estevez (Garcia). Jimmy's idyllic life is threatened by the torment of Cindy Vortex (Lawrence) and her best friend Libby, two girls from school. The kids of the town all sneak out for the grand opening of the newest local amusement park. One thing leads to another as a race of egg-beings called Yokians come to Earth in response to Jimmy's satellite message with claims of peaceful intent. It turns out that they are looking for enslavement of the adult humans of Retroville.
Only Jimmy is able to determine the malicious motives of the Yokian King Goobot (Stewart) and his counselor Ooblar (Short) and think up a strategy to thwart the would-be abductors of their parents. The kids from Retroville must first rocket into space aboard a fleet of converted amusement park rides to save the adults. They are quickly captured and imprisoned. With a pep-talk coming from Cindy of all people, Jimmy musters the nerve to battle Poultra, a massive chicken-like creature worshipped by the Yokians, formulate a rescue plan for their folks, and elude the Yokian space fleet to return home. The movie may be a little mature for small youngsters, however it can be quirky, humorous, well written, and fast paced with an upbeat soundtrack of 80's rock music. It should delight children 5 and up and register a few laughs with adults as well.
--David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
If a cartoon...
- animated cartoon
If a parody... of
- sci-fi movies
Kind of comedy
- little boy/girl doing adult adventure/spying
How much humor v. drama
- Nearly all humor
- a kid
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard wavey
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- An "It".
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can fly
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- scientific labs
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 5-10
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Modern rock/pop
Is this movie based on a
- TV show
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