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The Final Bill: Family movie made for adults but will entertain the kiddos– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Akiva Schaffer
Writers: Dan Gregor, Doug Mand
Stars: Andy Samberg (voice), John Mulaney (voice), KiKi Layne
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Production Companies: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures
Platform: Disney+ released May 20, 2022
Welcome back, Stream to Big Screeners…. WEL WEL WELCOME BACK Streamers! *sung in the tune of the Rescue Rangers Theme Song* As you can tell, this past weekend Disney+ released the reboot of the Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers franchise with the movie of the same name. The movie shows us what happens thirty years after their popular television show ended. And, boy do these chipmunks, Chip and Dale, live very different lives and realities. It takes the disappearance of a beloved former cast member to bring our boys back together to save their friend. Let’s see how this return to the screen goes for the Rangers.
I’m going to be upfront here. This movie was very well done and very funny for the whole family – until the ending. Don’t get me wrong, the ending isn’t bad, but it gets a bit creepy for the kiddos. The producers were like… “let’s have this villain give the kids a slight nightmare and never want to leave this toy around at nighttime.” I can’t say more without ruining the twist of the movie, which is a bit obvious. Either way, this movie gives me big time Shrek meets Ready Player One vibes – animated buddy comedy with big time cameos and 90’s throwback love. The cast and the writing are quite clever and funny. I’m not the biggest John Mulaney fan, but he didn’t fully ruin this movie and I’m surprised. It seems like my guy, Andy Samberg, has been in hiding, or maybe I just don’t watch his TV shows. Nevertheless, he basically is the personification of Dale in real life. I’m looking at you “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The buck doesn’t stop there with the endless cameos. The movie is so full of life. Even the mixing of 2D and 3D or CGI cartoon characters just brings a different dynamic to the screen. Things were done well and fully thought out. Yeah, the movie gets a bit corny, but what do you expect from a movie about these characters on Disney+.
Needless to say, I think everyone who is either a 90’s kid, a parent that wants to watch a movie because they have a kid dominating the screen or those who just want a good-hearted chuckle should venture to Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers. Disney / Disney+ has delivered a big box of popcorn for the family to watch in this flick.