REVIEW: KANGAROO JACK 2: G’DAY USA

CAST (VOICES)

Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: TAS)
Ahmed Best (Star wars – Episode 1)
Kath Soucie (Futurama)
Jeff Bennett (James Bond JR.)
Jim Ward (Wall-E)
Phil LaMarr (Free Enterprise)
Keith Diamond (Awakenings)
Obba Babatundé (How High)
Wendee Lee (Masked Rider)

When poachers kidnap Jackie Legs from the Australian Outback, Louis, Charlie and Jessie leap into action! Their attempts to save their marsupial mate route them back to the U.S. into the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, baby! They also land right in the pouch of a cross-continental jewel heist – and the FBI thinks they’re the crooks! To prove their innocence, all they have to do is find the jewels. And to find the jewels, all they have to do is find Jack. Jack in Vegas – boxing matches, all-night discos, seven-course buffets – where do you start?It is a very silly movie that, on occasion, veers into obnoxious humor. In other words: This movie is unafraid to use flatulence to garner some laughs. Much of its humor is derived from food fights, one-dimensional portrayals of, say, “surfer dudes,” and slapstick-style violence.  None of this is quite enough to carry the movie, but it’s enough to keep families entertained, assuming this is their style of humor. Even when showing the plight of exotic animals captured by poachers, this is still, at its core, a cartoon caper. For families, the entertainment value of the film is inevitably dependent on how much they enjoy this kind of thing, and how much silliness they’re willing to tolerate.

 

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