Inspector Gadget 2
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With all new actors (except D. L. Hughley as the voice of the Gadetmobile), this movie feels completely different from the first live action movie. On the plus side, they stuck more to the conventions of the cartoon series, such as hiding Dr. Claw's face. However, this movie doesn't have the humor of the original, relying mostly on slapstick to get laughs. While it works, adult fans of the original will be disappointed. The villain's plan is one of the most original means of committing a crime, and I loved watching the results once I finally figured out what they were up to.
Kids were obviously the target audience of this film, and they'll love watching Gadget bumble into one mess after another. Adults will be entertained as well, even if not to the extent that the first film led us to hope for.
This one is especially for the kids - with a very welcomed 'G' rating - The DVD is packed with extras that even the Mum's and Dad's will enjoy, such as the bloopers and deleted scenes. I've already preorderd one for my niece's birthday - she's 7 and a big fan of the Inspector Gadget cartoons. - I know this won't disappoint.
Don't get me wrong, the movie's not perfect by any means. In fact I may have given it one star more than it deserves, but I'm greatly impressed that studio executives actually listened to fan's complaints about the first and did something about it. Nearly everything that hurt in the first movie has been adressed. French Stewart makes a better Gadget than Matt B. could ever hope to. Claw, while still not as menacing as his cartoon counterpart, at least keeps his face hidden and has Madcat constantly at his side. There's even a very nice MAD logo seen several times in the film! Penny and Brain help solve the case this time, and even the newly added G2 feels like she would have been at home in an episode of the original series.
There are some isues here, though. The CGI looks pretty bad in spots, like hand drawn effects. Gadgetmobile returns, but with a smaller role than before, thankfully. Chief Quimby is still more anti Gadget than I'd like, but all in all it's clear this movie was made to give the fans what they wanted from a live action Inspector Gadget movie the first time around. You can probably get one here for pennys plus shipping, and you'll likely be glad you did.
"Inspector Gadget 2" is possibly one of the worst sequels to dawn the direct-to-DVD call tag at the bottom of the box.Read more ›
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We bought this for our grandson and gave it to him this past Fri. He took it home happily wanting to play it and when his Dad opened it, it appeared not to be a new disc. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Beatrice J. Doud
1st one was far better, but hey had to have the second to have the full collection.Published 4 months ago by Vetts&Stangs
My Granddaughter asked for this was wondering why..What an cute movie, I remember watching this when I was younger with Maxwell Smart, Cute moviePublished 11 months ago by P. Weber
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