Following his Let's Play of Bart's Nightmare, The Nostalgia Critic has come under scrutiny from his "adoring" fans who have had him incarcerated in an Internet state penitentiary. In attempt to regain his fan base, The Critic agrees to do a positive review for "James and the Giant Peach", and is held at gun point if he dares point out any flaws. He goes on to ridicule the song lyrics, the questionable disappearance of James' parents via a wild rhino, and many other story elements that are never really addressed. Overall, he feels it isn't the worst film he's ever seen and deems it acceptable. Written by
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According to Doug Walker
in his commentary of his Let's Play, the original opening of this video was a little different from the finished product. Originally, after the Critic apologized, Douchey McNitpick was to appear and somewhat subtly take shots at the fans, saying things to the effect of "how dare you give us free entertainment and make one bad video." However, site CEO Michael Michaud
nixed the idea and suggested Walker address the matter in a more straight fashion, and so the opening was re-shot to include Chester A. Bum, in lieu of Douchey, telling the Critic he needs to atone for his sins. See more
The Critic claims that the "Eating the Peach" song was written by Randy Newman. Although Newman arranged the song musically, the lyrics were written by Roald Dahl, originating in the book. See more
I would say that while the film is creative, it's also pretty clumsy. A lot of stuff doesn't add up, a lot of scenes go nowhere, the songs are pretty forgettable, and the live-action stuff is surprisingly more over the top than the animated stuff. What they change from the book actually raises more questions than it does simplify things, which results in it being both weird and confusing. But with that said, the animation is very good, designs are a lot of fun, and even things like those cheesy...
References The Lion King
Acts of Heroism (a)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Plays when the Scary Slo-Mo is introduced. See more