I wasn't expecting too much when we watched this film and was pleasantly surprised by the result. There has been some negative comments in the media about this film which I find a bit unjustified. It is more a children's film than Bully's previous films and should be judged as such (although there are some lovely double entendres for the grown-ups - the one about trimming the emporer's mother's bush springs to mind). I think the media critics were expecting something different but the normal viewers were more than happy and this is reflected by the fact that the film won the Bavarian Audience Award. I found it way better than (T)raumschiff Period 1 and it had the whole family laughing; it's a bit absurd and nonsense (schmarnn!) but that's the beauty of it.