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I had high expectations when I heard about IG2, but I was not disappointed.
Okay, maybe some things weren't from the original cartoon (the Gadgetmobile talks again, and Chief Quimby doesn't have a moustache), but the film did stay true to the original cartoon series (which is now on DVD in Australia), from the hiding of Claw to the classic slapstick humour. And of course, it was filmed in Australia! French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun) really brought Gadget to life, and Caitlin Wachs (Commander in Chief) was great as Penny. She was my favourite performance in the film. I thank Alex Zamm for creating a film that actually stays true to the cartoon, and a film that will keep me entertained when I watch it.
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