Starring: The voices of, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart
and Debi Derryberry
Directed by: John A. Davis
Your thinking Jimmy Neutron is a carbon based copy of ultra hip
Dexter's Laboratory aren't you? Well yes and no. Jimmy's got a
Jetson's meets the locals feel and like his obvious competition
in the boy-genius cartoon arena his parents are silly stereotypes
of what one pictures an American Graffiti family unit might
act like, and his laboratory is hidden beneath the family's naive
noses in the catacombs of suburbia. But, he's just so cute you'll
let that go after about ten minutes! The Neutron kids are each
a little ball of stereotyped personality that we adults will recognize
and have a hearty guffaw with.
with Dexter, Jimmy Neutron's also a boy genius.
got his "crew" of misfits and his coolest-ever-swanky
computerized nut-n-bolt dog, Goddard. He lives in the oh-so-hohum
town of Retroville and, like every kid, has issues with his parents.
life altering dilemma? He wants more than anything to go to Retroland
Amusement Park for its mega-fun-o-rama grand opening. All the
kids are going...They say no and he sneaks out. Being bad makes
Jimmy feel good, until he wishes upon a star that his parents
would go away...They do- literally. They are nice enough to at
least leave behind a quicky little generic note about some long
desired trip to Florida. In fact every kid in Retroville gets
the very same note. That's odd.
don't have to be a genius, or over ten years of age, to figure
something's up. Turns out Jimmy's intergalactic telephone
system (made from a toaster and some household leftovers), he
launched a couple of weeks before, to seek out life forms has
attracted these evil aliens known as "Yolkians" from
beyond the Milky Way. And while the kids were all having a massive
sugar filled frenzied hooplafest at Retroland, the aliens (that
are Grinch green goopy thingies) came down in their rubber chicken
shaped space pods and collected the world's adults for their own
ominous reasons...It's far fetched but- hey it's a cartoon- stop
using that logical part of the brain in it's deciphering tracks!
will have a few hearty giggles, especially those like auntie Emily
here, who can release that "adult" section of the cranium
for a while. The children loved it. Jimmy's certainly isn't
for the adults. There's hardly a double meaning in the whole adorable
script. It's for the kids. Smaller kids. Blunt Parental
Warning: The older X-Box loving - Brittany Spears emulating
crews are going to hate being dragged to this !
The studio has positioned Neutron as a cartoon to appear on their
Nickelodeon station. It shows. The movie drags a bit...but the
4052 giggling wee ones were in celluloid heaven so, take the mass-marketing
toy-tie-in propaganda out of Neutron's little existence an viola
you've got a interesting crayon-like cartoon that will tickle
the weein-kids Flamingo pink.
Snack recommendation: Jumbo size anythings from the concession
stand-- you're going to need the sugar high to sit with all these