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Wishes come true in Rugrats in Paris The Movie, and love makes its way into the hearts of those young, old and overseas. Chuckie's dad, Chazz, starts dating again, and it's Chuckie's wish to find a new mom. When Stu Pickles is summoned to Reptarland, an amazing new amusement park in Paris, to work on his Reptar invention, Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Phil, Lil, Dil, Didi and the whole gang tag along to the city of romance. But the Rugrats' big adventure turns out to be more than glamour, fashion and smelly cheese. Chuckie learns that when it comes to princesses and potential mommies, things are not always what they seem, and for Chazz, finding the right woman can be difficult in any language. As the Rugrats' travels take them from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and everywhere in between, the world's favorite babies learn new lessons about courage, loyalty, trust and above all, true love. Written by
The Downturn the Rugrats Franchise Takes Before the Awful Crossover
After a successful, entertaining Rugrats film I was expecting this one to be an interesting sequel. Think about it, most TV shows that are adapted to films are basically and more often than not just longer episodes. Some films like The Simpsons Movie, when thought about, could just be half and hour episodes. With the first Rugrats film it would have been next to impossible to chop it down to a half hour episode. With this one though, the babies (or rugrats) I was excited because I thought now their really changing it up. Way different, unexpected setting, a fine plot, this should be memorable and way more entertaining than the first. I was off.
The plot is recycled and just modified to fit the characters. Stu Pickles gets a late night call from Paris to go to EuroReptarland, a theme park, to fix the broken Reptar mechanical robot. He brings Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, the baby Dil, and all of their parents to have fun in Paris while Stu works. Soon and ironically, Coco LaBouche is looking to run EuroReptarland and must find someone with a "heart of a child". When Angellica overhears her talking about this, she comes up and tells her about Chuckie's lonely father, Chaz in exchange for her own princess float at EuroReptarland. So Coco is determined to win over Chaz.
Not a bad plot, but it's not really unique in anyway. Is that the best they could do? Its better than if they recycled the babies getting lost like they did in the first. But still, that plot might have worked in a big city like Paris. I must also note Grandpa Pickles doesn't make an appearance at all in this movie, unless I missed him. I didn't recall him appearing once in this entire movie. I was disappointed because he was one of my favorite characters.
In sequel terms, it's fine, but the first like 80% of the time, is better. The idea of the babies in Paris could've spawned numbers of ideas. The babies visiting the Eiffiel Tower, running ramped through the town, anything. But the idea they went with just didn't grab me in really at all. There were parts that the film felt original, fresh, and funny. But the comparison it has on the original film is small. Could Rugrats Go Wild be any better than this? Don't count on it.
Starring: Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Cheryl Chase, Christine Cavanaugh, Dionne Quan, and Kath Soucie. Directed by: Stig Bergqvist and Paul Demeyer.
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