When Timmy is taken away to Thorn Valley, he is treated like a slave. Then, after finding a girl mouse, a mouse who's parents are captured, they set off to find the great owl. Little do ... See full summary »
When Timmy is taken away to Thorn Valley, he is treated like a slave. Then, after finding a girl mouse, a mouse who's parents are captured, they set off to find the great owl. Little do they know they will run into trouble in this family movie. Written by
Never in my entire existence have I been so entirely disappointed in one single streak. Honestly. My heart falls when I think that an entire generation is likely to remember THIS travesty as the only NIHM movie.
This is little more than a piece of Direct-to-Video drivel, moulded right from the formula that Disney has, as of late, ironed out and pushed down our throats. Maybe I'm jaded, but I still cannot accept this as a NIHM movie.
I was a child when Bluth unveiled the original Secret Of NIHM, over a decade ago now; re-releases, video versions, and all the rest have never dulled the fantasy and wonder of it. This 'sequel', as it sees fit to call itself, has none of that life. The plot is weak, formulamatic; the voice acting is merely marginal; music is used where unnecessary, simply because it can be (The Great Disney Fallacy, in action again); the story of the original is scattered like so much debris...but that's not the worst.
The worst is that there is no wonder here. No grand adventure, no superheroes and magic and characters that make you want to dream with them. None whatsoever.
If this is the new trend of children's movies, my kids are going to watch an awful lot of ratty, worn-out, videos.
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