Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »
Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
First and foremost keep the kids away from this movie.
This is the story of Lil' Pimp, a grade schooler who saves not only pimpdom, but the city from the evil clutches of the mayor.
Its the first, and one hopes the last, attempt to make a complete feature film using the Macromedia Flash Animation program. Normally its used for two or three minute clips where its fine but here, as a feature, it doesn't work. Its much too limited and ultimately becomes annoying even on a TV screen. I doubt would have worked on the big screen since its often little more than static pictures with one or two things in motion. The animation is so limited that it makes the cut outs of South Park look like the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. The animators simply don't give us enough to look at. Ultimately the style of animation dooms the film for any kind of success.
Plot wise, first, second and third reports told of how this film was a complete and total disaster; of retakes, of complete rewrites, animators being sacked then cheaper help being brought in to save what many said was beyond saving. I'm happy to report that the film isn't as god awful as the stories made it out to be. The humor is as low as you can go. If you can accept a kid as a pimp and don't mind dirty jokes and situations then you'll at least like this film, assuming the animation style doesn't rot your brain (yes its that bad) Pretty much its no more than an okay film, and its nothing one would or should actually pay to see, but for free on TV with some drunk friends this could be an amusing time killer late on a Saturday night.
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