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I went to watch this at the cinema one year and I have to say that it really is very good. The film was originally released in October 2000 and really is very well produced. It provides some great home entertainment and especially for younger children who are keen on the programme. The movie is great in the way that it takes the Rugrats on a whole new adventure as apposed to just being at home and I'm sure it will be very popular with the children.
The film is about when Stu Pickles has to work at the EuroReptarland in Paris, which is the equivelant of Disney Land Paris. This is the newest theme park and so of course the Rugrats can't wait to go. No ride or attraction is ever completely safe for these Rugrats including the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame who seem to find it fun to constantly be in danger! At the same time there is a romance blossoming between Chucky's dad and possibly the new mum. As ever the friendship between the Rugrats is tested and there friendship and courage is pushed to the limit in this epic adventrue for them.
I found the film to be ideal for kids although it won't appeal to people older because the humuor is very much aimed at that age range. I would really recommend it on that basis though because I think it is very well produced and is an excellent animation film that has a good story line to it. I hope this was useful and thank you vey much for reading this!
Our film collection is starting to include more and more children's films now that our daughter is of an age when she is pretty vocal about her preferences. Our latest addition was 'Rugrats In Paris', which we picked up for £2.97 at our local Asda. The cartoon series is one of the favourites in our house, so we knew that the film would go down a treat, as I was sure the success it had at the box office ensured a quality offering. We also have the first film on video, so were keen to complete the small collection. A lot of the attention in the film is focused on Chuckie, who viewers of the cartoon will know is red haired child, who is very hard to like at times. In the film, we find out that Chuckie's mother died (which was news to me) when he was an infant, and we find him pining for a mother figure. He decides that he will find a new mother, and he only wants one that will last forever, and it is here where the adventure starts as Chuckie and co (The Rugrats) go off in search of a mother for him. The quest takes the gang to Europe, and more specifically Paris. It is whilst the gang are in Paris, that Chuckie's father Chas is tricked into marrying the power crazed Coco Labouche, who bears more than a passing resemblance character wise to the legendary Cruella DeVille. Coco is the head of Euro Reptar Land (Reptars are the gangs favourite toys), and she hates children, but will only progress through the ranks of the company if she is the family woman her boss craves. The gang cause chaos as they try to get to Notre Dame Cathedral in time to stop the wedding. Do they do it? You don't think I would tell you that, do you?? All of the regular characters are in the film. Angelica, the spoilt, spiteful mean girl is there, and is as mean as ever. Spike, the f
amily dog makes a bold statement when he uses The Eifel Tower as a wall to pee on, and then has a love affair with a French poodle. Top child Tommy Pickles is there along with his little brother Dill, as it is down to his father Stu that the gang have ended up in Paris, and been introduced to Coco. He made a robot for the theme park she runs which did not work out as he planned it to. Twins Phil and Lil are there, and they seem to be the source of most of the wee and poo jokes throughout the film. The parents do accompany the children, but as with the cartoon series, they are generally too occupied elsewhere, doing who knows what to properly supervise their children, although surprisingly, they are given a couple of very funny lines, especially Betty, Phil and Lil's mother. There are elements to this film (and most of the children's films at the moment) which are way too mature for the target audience. The humour is split into 2 categories, those jokes that will have the children laughing hysterically, and then the ones which pass the children by, but allow the parents to have a sly smile. This way everyone is happy, and attention does not wane too much. The voiceovers are provided by a mix of actors, including the more well know Susan Sarandon and John Lithgow, to programme regulars, but relative unknowns such as Cheryl Chase and E G Daily. The soundtrack is mostly forgettable, apart from the gratingly repetitive, 'Who Let The Dog's Out'. Running time is 1 hour 18 minutes, so not too short to feel like another TV episode, but not too long to fail to hold your own rugrats attention. Overall, I have enjoyed the film more than I enjoy the cartoon series on TV, and I am sure that this is not the last of the big screen adventures of
7;huckie and co. There are are some real heart wrenching moments, but also some which really warm the cockles of the heart.
This is that great rarety, a sequel that is not merely as good as the original, but surpasses it in every way. This time around, the intrepid tots are bound for Paris, in search of a new Mom for Chuckie. Unfortunately, the most likely candidate seems to be the Cruella de Ville-like boss of EuroReptarland. Inevitably madcap escapades ensue across the theme park (the writers poking a great deal of fun at a certain other Parisian resort), resulting in ... Well, I won't spoil it for you. I'll just say 'shades of King Kong' and leave it at that. The gang are all present and correct, including newcomer Kimi (who oddly does not have much to do). Twins Phil and Lil take gross-out humour to a whole new level and evil cousin Angelica commits her worst atrocity yet, but really this is Chuckie's film. Everyone's favourite scaredy cat takes the viewer from moments of heartbreaking sadness (I genuinely cried at one point!) to madcap sequences like the must-be-seen-to-be-believed 'Chuckie Chan (Martial Arts Expert of Reptarland)' and everywhere in-between. Anarchic and endearing in equal measures, 'Rugrats in Paris' also wisely aims its gags across the age spectrum. After all, any cartoon that opens with a lengthy parody of 'The Godfather' can't just be for kids, can it?
As a mother of 4 young children, it was inevitable that the Rugrats would become as much a part of our families lives as ready brek and baby wipes. I have become a huge fan of the cartoon series and am the proud owner of the first Rugrats movie. So when The Rugrats in Paris hit the cineams, I didn't need much of an excuse to take the family. We went once, then decided to see it again, just incase we had missed something the first time! Today, we went again. Sad, isn't it. Really, it was only for the children!!! Nickelodion have come up with a trully winning compination in this movie. Funny characters, great music, loads of action and even a villain. Stu Pickles is the father of Tommy,the top dog of the baby world, and an inventor. Most of his inventions go wrong in some way, so when he made a robotic Reptar for a theme park in Paris, needless to say, it didn't work as planned. He was summoned to fix the robot, and so the Rugrats all found themselves in Paris. Tommy, Chucky, Phil, Lil & Angelica (oh, and their parents too), set off for the holiday of a lifetime. No-one could have foresaw the adventures which lay ahead of them. Other than the viewers, that is! While their various parents are otherwise occupied, the babies embark on yet another spectacular adventure. Poor timid little Chucky is desparate for a new mommy, but when he realises that his daddy is about to marry Coco, the head of Euro Reptar-Land, he knows he has to do something about it. Coco is only getting married because her boss wants her to be a family woman. She is a 'nasty lady' and hates children. Kimi, the daughter of Coco's lovely Japanese assistant is enlisted as a helper for the babies. Hotels are trashed, food is thrown and a theme park is left in chaos by these lovable rogues. A crazy chase across Paris enues, involving the robotic reptar and a huge robotic snail! Building are left demolished in t
heir wake, and Paris is almost brought to a standstill. Chucky and the other babies must get to Notre Dame Cathedral to stop the wedding of Coco and Chucky'd daddy Chaz. The usual great oneliners and plenty of song and dance are thrown in along the way, making the Rugrats in Paris a great watch for both children and parents. Does Chucky save the day? You'll have to go and watch it to find out. If you're not a parent, borrow some kids for the day! It'll be worth it.
Pouring with rain, blowing a gale, just your average Irish Sunday. Usually I see such weather as a sign from the Big Man Upstairs that I am supposed to stay in bed untill at least 4 in the afternoon nursing a hangover from hell! Unfortunately, on this particular wet & windy day, I was baby sitting for my sister's kiddies. I thought I'd give them loads of sweeties (vg for their teeth), plenty of coke (keep them nice and hyper for mummy!), and pray that 4 years old wasn't too young for Dream Cast! Not to be. The lovable little rogues (hmmmm) spent the first hour jumping up and down on me yelling "Aunty Jen, where you taking us?" There was nothing for it, I'd actually have to do something to amuse them. Too wet for the park, no way I was going swimming with them (I'm terrified of the horror of a little brownie floating to the furface from one of them!). I know - the pictures. "Right, guys, what do you want to see?" "RUGRATS" came back at me loud and clear. Could this day get any better? Taking my life in my hands, we set out for the cinema. I was snarling at the guy taking the money from me. Didn't he realise that this was all his fault? And why the hell wouldn't he issue me with a private sound proof boothe? Damn cheek. In we went, roughly 36 million noisey real life rugrats were bouncing in their seats. Oh Hell. Roll Film. Damn it, it's too dark to read. Suppose I better watch it then. Blooming hell, thinks me. Kids have got pretty neat taste in movies. The film was about the Pickles,their extended family & some mates all heasing off to Paris for a holiday. The Rugrats themselves were: Tommy Pickles - the leader of the baby tribe! Brave beyond belief, and a loyal alli for any baby to have on side. Bald as a coot, and only ever wears a nappy & a T shirt. Dill Pickles: - the drooling little brother
of Tommy. He's too small to do much more than eat, sleep & the other. Chuckie Finster: - Tommy's best friend, he can be relied on to be terrified of anything that moves. Spiky red hair and glasses, he is a sight to behold. Angelica Pickles: - Tommy's cousin. She is older than the babies and bullies them mercilessly. She comes across to the adults as a sweet little angel, but she is the devil in pig tails. Phil & Lil: - Twin babies, friends to Tommy & Chuckie. They can only be told apart by the bow in Lil's hair. They love to eat bugs and play in mud. They also seem to keep a lot of food stashed in their nappies. The kids & parents head off to 'Reptar Land' in Paris. It's like a Euro diney type placed based ona japanese cartoon dinosaur that the rugrats all love. Little Chuckie's mum is dead, and he longs for a new one. His dad, Chaz seems equally enamoured with the idea of providing him with one. The nasty boss lady at the park finds out that her Japenese bosses want a married, family orientated person in charge of their park, so with the help of Angelica, she sets about hooking herself Chaz. After an hous or so of thr rugrats escaping from their parent's care and generally causing mayhem where-ever they go, they discover the truth that Chaz's bride to be is really a mean old lady. These ultra-intelligent, secret language speaking babies highjack a huge robotic Reptar, and head through the streets of Paris to Notre Damme Cathedral to stop the wedding. After many scrapes & near misses, they make it. Chuckie gets into the church, and speaks his first 'real' world. A big loud "NOOOO". The wedding is stopped, and all seems to be over. Who would have bet on Chuckie getting his new mummy anyway. At the church, Chaz falls in love with his almost wife's japanese assistant. She even has a rugrat of her own, little Kimmy - so
Chuckie even gets a sister. I sat there glued to the screen for the whole film. I was like a big kid, moaning an 'aawwww' when the film ended. The creaters of these little characters are fantastic. The film was highly entertaining - for adults and children alike. So long as you still have a tiny bit of your inner child left, Rugrats will become your firm friends. I have since bought a couple of Rugrats videos (only for the sake of entertaining my sisters little 'uns. No really) I love being Aunty Jen!!! Rugrats Rule.
Parents with very sensitive children need to be aware that there are sad parts in this film. Surprisingly sad. It concentrates a lot on the fact that Chuckie (the red-headed, scared kid) doesn’t have a mother. It turns out that she died when he was a baby. We are treated to a distressed-looking Chuckie watching a mothers-and-children dance, followed by him and his father looking at photographs of his mother. Chuckie wants a new mum – a “Mum who will last forever”, they even do a heart-wrenching song about it. The rest of the film cheers up as it concentrates on the adventures of him and the rest of the Rugrats in finding him a new mother. I feel they dwelled on his lack of a mother rather too much. At one point the Rugrats are on an aeroplane and Chuckie sees his mother’s face in the clouds. There are a couple of children I know who would have left the cinema in tears at this point. The rest of the film was classic Rugrats, though. As in the first movie, this was mainly about the babies, with the adults playing only supporting roles. My children liked one part in particular – where Chuckie was dreaming that he was a ninja. Isn’t it funny that the most boring bits for adults tend to be the most interesting ones for children? They also liked the end, where the ‘baddie’ lost the back of her dress and her underwear was on show. They have since been singing the rhyme that one of the characters quoted, “I’ve seen Paris, I’ve seen France, I’ve seen Coco’s underpants”. The other bit that caused a lot of laughter was where there is a close-up of Spike, the Rugrats’ dog, relieving himself on what looks like a wall. The camera pans out and you realise the wall is actually the Eiffel Tower. An American political statement, no doubt. I particularly liked the parts with Spike. Spike meets a French poodle and there is a spoof
216;Lady & the Tramp’ scene, which is very funny. We see them in silhouette at one point, leaning closely together. When they try to pull apart, they are stuck together with leftover food. Angelica, the one everyone loves to hate, plays her usual ‘resident meanie’ role, and Dill is getting slightly less self-obsessed and easier to like. He calls Angelica “Yucky”. When he realises that Angelica has been the cause of all the trouble in the movie (without which there wouldn’t have been a movie), he cries, “Bad Yucky, bad!”. I’m warming towards that kid. The cartoon’s usual cast (of voices) appear in the movie, together with a few stars – Debbie Reynolds plays Lulu, Grandpa’s new wife; Susan Sarandon is Coco, the baddie; John Lithgow plays Jean-Claude, Coco’s sidekick. The soundtrack is surprisingly good – my children’s favourite being “Who let the dogs out?” – which we have all been singing ever since we saw this movie. There are, as always, some good one-liners: On a visit to Notre Dame cathedral, Phil & Lil’s mother, Betty, says, “Seen one church, seen ‘em all. Wake me if you spot a hunchback.” Overall, this is a wonderful family film but not recommended for highly sensitive children.
Typical scenario: Half term holidays, raining and one very bored 5 year old girl. When I suggested taking her to the pictures she choose Rugrats in Paris. Oh! Great thought I. NOT! I would much rather have gone to see Bridget Jones Diary, but this was the kids holiday, so here we go. Got to the cinema and was quite surprised do seeadults going to watch the movie on their own(without kids). It starts with the marriage of Grandpa Pickles to lulu. Chucky, lil, dil, angelica and the gang are up to there usual antics. They are all playing a game and they take it in turns to play the 'bobfather' who gives them a wish. Chucky's wish is for a new 'mom'. Mr Pickles gets a call from 'Reptarland' in Paris ( a theme park) that he has made Reptar (a giant dinosaur) for. There is something wrong with it and they want Mr Pickles and all his family and friends to go there ASAP. The whole family and friends set off for Paris and the adventure begins. Mr Pickles gets to work and the children get up to mischief. The park director Mademoiselle Coco Labouche is a nasty woman who hates children but who needs to find a husband to guarantee a promotion. Angelica plays match maker(in return for a big dish of cookies) with Coco Labouche and chucky's dad Chas. The fun and frolics carry on from there. Also a new character Kimi (the daughter of Kira, Madamoselle Coco Labouches PA) Kira takes quite a shine to Chas and it is a race between the two for his affection. Who will he end up with Nasty or Nice? I'll let you watch this for yourself to find out. Must admit did enjoy this film myself so it is suitable for adults as well as children. Music was the likes of Baha men Who let the dogs out which went down very well with all children. Overall definitely worth watching. Cert: U Running time: 1hr 26mins
I entered the crowded movie hall. It was full of little children no older than 8 or 9. I knew I was the oldest there but I can't resist the Rugrats. I was ready to watch another movie of madness and mayhem from those terrible tots but what I got was totally different from what I hadd expected! Sure there was madness and mayhem but there was also alot of really sad moments. This movie goes back and explains why Chuckie dosn't have a mum. It turns out that she died. Chuckie is getting lonely and sets out to find himself a new mommy in the city of romance itself, Paris. But don't let all the sentimental stuff get you down cause true love really does lie in France and it can be found in the strangest places. Now you're thinking, this is just too soppy for me. But dont despair cause theres always Angelica who could lift your spirits anytime with her crazy antics such as dressing up as the godfather. My advice is give it a shot. No matter how dull you think it will be you have the totally wrong story.
We decided last weekend to take the plunge and take our little rugrat to the cinema for the first time. Rugrats in Paris was showing and she loves the rugrats, also, the local Odeon does half price tickets on Sundays. Our theory was if she didn't sit still, or didn't want to watch, we wouldn't have wasted too much money. Why did we worry at all? She loved it. From the moment the film started to the end she sat enthralled, as I have to say, did her parents... This is the second Rugrats movie and we found it to be very entertaining and very well animated. The story is a love story of sorts. Chuckie Finsters dad gets a call to go to Reptorland ( a theme park based on the Reptar character in the series). All the usual gang accompany him, and along the way try to find new mummy for Chuckie. Their antics both in Reptarland and around Paris are so funny and although the children will enjoy the cartoon, and the parody is not as sophisticated as The Simpsons, a lot of the lines in the film are definatly aimed at the adults watching. Such as refernces to the Godfather, and they provide a lot of enjoyment. Thats not to say you will not enjoy the film itself, there are excellent scenes in this film such as sumo wrestlers singing "Bad Girls" (better than the original in my opinion and voiced by Tim Curry and Kevin Michael Richardson) There are sad moments, Chuckie thinking about not having a mum and his dads reaction when he says his first word. Which will tug at the heart strings of any one who has even an ounce of feeling for children. These only add to the film though. There are lots of lines in this film that if you hear them you will never forget them. One of my own favourites is from a scene in Notre Dame when Betty Deville says "Seen one church you seen them all, wake me up if you see a hunchback" Credit must be given both to the directors Stig Bergqv
ist and Paul Demeyer ( the makers of Duckman) and to the writers: Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Paul Germain, David N. Weiss, J. David Stern, Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon, and Kate Boutilier. I really recomend this film if you have children, or if you are a Rugrats fan or if you are just simply a kid at heart. We had our doubts and it was so nice in this instance to be wrong
After the first Rugrats movie, I swore never to go again. Guess what? Here I am, another holiday, another, ‘Can we go and see it mum?’ and off we trot to the cinema! Rugrats in Paris lasted 1 hour 15 minutes and is a U rating in the UK. Despite enjoying the film, I still feel that it really suits a 20-minute cartoon slot better than it does a movie. I'm surprised that this is the second film because I thought that the first one would have been enough. I don't feel that enough different things can happen to make another 75-minute film. Let's face it, how many times can you see babies get into the same trouble and strife but in different settings? Personally, twice is enough for me. The only way they could get away with it is to start to evolve the babies - but it wouldn't be Rugrats then, would it? In the first film, Tommy got a baby brother, Dill. This time, I'm pleased to say that Dill has been evolved and now 'babbles' the odd word or two. There is also the introduction of 'Susie' another baby on the block. My children were watching Rugrats on cable the other day and pointed out to me that Chucky's new mum was in the cartoon series along with his new sister, so it looks like the continuity from film to series is good. I did like this film better than the first Rugrats Movie. I feel that this time the story was a lot stronger, although does it really matter as long as it is funny and keeps the kids entertained? This time round, the story hinged on finding Chucky a new 'mom'. The way the issue was dealt with from an adult point of view was quite well done. My children completely missed the significance of the parts, which I felt were quite poignant. In the parts of the film when Chucky and his dad were looking through old pictures of his mum and where Chucky imagined the clouds forming his and his mums face together, I felt quite a lump in my throat. Maybe because I wo
ndered if it would make my children think of their lost parent or not, I don't know. I expect it rang true with a lot of families out there who have lost a parent through one way or another. The escapades of the babies were as funny as they normally are when watching on TV and it was definitely rib tickling enough to have my 2 children, aged 12 and 9, in stitches. I even had the odd titter! There seemed to be a little poke at Disney's Lady and the Tramp, when Spike the dog went off on an escapade to find a lady friend. It wasn't a very subtle dig, if it was meant to be a dig at all, because my 9-year-old daughter spotted the similarities straight away! The film was very bright and colourful, which children love. It moved along quickly and even the little ones in the cinema seemed to be stuck to their seats, with the odd toilet trip interspersed! The animation was exactly what you'd expect when watching Rugrats on TV, fast, furious, well put together. Musically, Rugrats in Paris was a hit with the children, even if only for the Baha Men’s ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’, which delighted most of the kids, including mine and had me cringing! There were other little songlets in the film, which had my two tapping their feet. It was a good film for children and killed an hour or so, even though it cost me £12.40 for our tickets (£3.50 per child, £5.40 per adult in UGC), which I found a bit high. Thankfully we took our own drinks and sweets. If you don't want me to spoil your enjoyment of Rugrats in Paris, be warned, the next few paragraphs give a detailed account of the plot! Rugrats in Paris is the second movie taken from the animated Rugrats series on the Nickelodeon channel on Sky and Cable TV. It starts with the wedding of Grandpa Lou Pickles to Lulu. All the babies, Tommy, Dill, Angelica, Chucky, Phil, Lil and Susie are there playing the ‘Bobfather
’ (Godfather) game. This has sprouted because Angelica managed to watch some scenes of The Godfather film her parents forgot was on. Angelica, of course is the ‘Bobfather’, who grants wishes in a very dodgy Italian accent, to the unsuspecting, but ever believing other babies. Of course, the wishes she grants often mean that someone else loses out along the line. Angelica decides to grant Chucky a wish and when he sees all the mummies dancing with their babies, he decides that the one thing he really wants is a mummy. Chucky’s mum died when he was younger and although he has his dad, he yearns for a new mum. Cut to Paris where the Japanese are currently building ‘Reptarland’. (Weird, I know!) The main Reptar robot falls apart and the nasty Mademoiselle Coco Labouche, park director, summons her PA, Kira, to phone Ed Pickles and get him over to sort it out. Ed sleepily answers the phone in the middle of the night and by the next morning the whole Pickles family, including the dog, and all their friends are flying en mass to Paris. The babies get up to all sorts on the plane which includes finding what they think is a ‘mummy’ button. This is really the ‘call hostess’ button and they think Chucky might get his new mummy by pressing it. Unfortunately he gets a really nasty hostess who breaks his toy. Angelica, of course being a cut above the rest, is found in first class, being as obnoxious as usual. There is also a nice scene where Chucky can see himself and his mum in the clouds, which is a bit of a tearjerker. On landing in France, they are shipped to their hotel in Reptarland. Most of the adults crash out, which leaves Ed Pickles and Chucky’s dad Chas, to take all the babies out for a look around. They meet up with the lovely Kira, who is the PA and she takes all of them for a look around…or does she? The poor dog, Spike is left behind in
the hotel room, but spies a posh looking poodle running around the streets. When the maid comes to clean, he escapes and goes on a mission to find the attractive poodle. The babies find their way into Coco Labouche’s office and completely trash the place. She arrives and being the child hater she is, throws them all out – except Angelica, who has sat herself, hidden, under the desk with a large bowl of very expensive chocolates. Angelica overhears a conversation between the Japanese Head of the company and Mlle Labouche. The head is retiring and will be looking for a replacement, someone who is a child at heart and who loves families and children. Coco does not automatically get it, which leads to her telling her boss that she is shortly to get married to a man with a child! The conversation ends and Coco tells her right hand man she needs to find a ‘geeky man’ and child to dupe into marriage. A furious Coco discovers Angelica, but before she can be punished, she tells Coco that she can deliver a man and child. Poor Chucky! Angelica, being the mercenary little tyke she is, manages to get herself the promise of her own float in the parade, matching ponies and pretty dress if this all follows through. Meanwhile, Kira the PA is getting on famously with Chucky’s dad and she has her own child, Kimi. When she hears that Coco is planning on taking them all round the Park the next day she is obviously disappointed. The devious Coco makes sure she has a secret link up to Kira who tells her how to relate to the children to make them like her. Unfortunately, for Coco, kids are very perceptive and they do not like her at all. Baby Dill, who now talks a few words, is sick all over her front. Chucky decides that the Princess on the hill is the only one good enough to be his mum, and the babies escape from the back of a ride to go and find the princess. Kira alerts Coco and she sends the ‘ninja
8217; rescuers after them before Chas notices they have gone. This would otherwise harm her devious plan. The babies reach the top of the hill, lead by Kimi who knows all the short cuts in the park. They reach the princess, not realising she is a puppet on a sliding rail who disappears just as they reach her. They are captured in time and returned before Chucky’s dad notices them gone. Coco finds Chas a revolting, boring little man, but in her quest, she sends him a gold inhaler, which he says will remind him of her every time he wheezes! The poor guy has fallen hook, line and sinker, much to the other adults concern. Chucky tells the babies that he dislikes Coco and only wants the Princess for his mum. When Angelica tells Coco this, she dresses up in the Princess costume and gets rid of the actress playing the real one in the Reptar show. Chucky is overawed by the lovely voice and does not realise that there has been a swap. He goes towards the stage and Coco reveals herself. He is horrified and wants his bear that his mum gave him, returned. Chas is thrilled and says Coco is the one for him. The wedding is set and the babies are all held prisoner by Coco’s right hand man until the ceremony is over. They decide to jump into Reptar and try and get to the church to stop the wedding, after Angelica has a turn of conscience and admits she has been very bad. Kira travels with Coco to the church, but when she realises what is going on, she vows to tell Chucky’s dad. Coco throws her out of the car and drives off. Enter Reptar as driven by the combined talents of Chucky and Tommy. The babies, wearing special gloves, a hat and running on a special board, which corresponds, to the robots movements, activate Reptar. Coco tries to run through the ceremony quickly, but she underestimates the babies and they manage to defeat a robot driven by her right hand man. They turn up at the church just as the vicar goe
s into his, ‘anyone who knows why this can’t take place’, speech. Kira arrives on a ‘borrowed’ bicycle at the same time as Spike the dog and his newfound lady friend. Chucky enters the church and stops the service in time. Coco has to explain to the Japanese boss and is promptly fired. Kira apologises to Chas for not being able to stop Coco, but he forgives her….ahhhhh. Cut to USA where sometime later another wedding is taking place. This time it’s the wedding of Chas and Kira. Chucky get’s his new mum and a stepsister into the bargain. Kimi gets a new dad and stepbrother. The babies are all playing the ‘Bobfather’ game again, but this time with Chucky as the main man. The film ends with the new family dancing to the song played for mums and children at the beginning of the film.
I got to see this movie at a preview a couple of weeks ago. It is both better and worse than the first Rugrats movie, better in that when this movie is good (the second half) it is very good, lots of fun high octane action, with a big (really, really big) chase across Paris as the finale. The main problem is that you have to sit through the first half to get there, this part of the movie is not to put to fine a point of it boring. The average youngster will probabily spend the first half of the movie jumping up and down asking why you have run out of popcorn and can they go to the toilet. The error that the makers have fallen into is that they have used an adult movie format (set scene, possible solution to problem, failure, new better solution, happy ending) which does not quite work during the early stages as the set scene stage is far to long and dreary. The film starts to pick up as soon as the Rats hit Paris and its the ususl stuff from there on in. Now that the film is on general release the comments from others that I have heard suggest that I have been a little harsh as pretty much all the kids who I know that have seen it really enjuyed it. When you take your kids to see the movis (they will all want to see it cos if your under ten the the Rugrats rock), you will know that they will come out happy but be prepared for the slow start and buy lots to eat to keep them happy.
The Rugrats are back and badder then ever. You'll see all your favourites like Phil, Lil Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica and even little baby Dil causing problems but this time in France's capital city Paris. The quick description of the movie plot. Without ruining anything for you would be that in this movie the second Rugrats movie to hit our screens we will see all those little toddlers getting up to more mischief this time at dinosaur theme park in Paris. Of course you'll still get Chukie as scared as ever and Tommy walking around queing up for the big rides. And of course Angelica will try and ruin everthing as usuall! Many people have said that this movie is much better than the 1998 Rugrats movie, funnier, cooler, with more stuff for adults too, so theres nothing for them to complain about on that scale. The film has been said to be packed with great chase scenes and a whole load of enjoyable scenes. The movie is starring the voices of Christine Cavanaugh, E.G. Daly, Cheryl Chase, Tara Charendoff, Kath Soucie, Cree Summer Franck and is directed by Paul Demeyer and Stig Bergguist. All in all it looks like it's a much better attempt than the original and is worth watching for both kids and adults.