Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)





Wacky And Funny

THE PLOT (7 stars - Good)
Now, a cartoon that's more suited for adults - especially the humor.  But for the moral lesson of the story, it's for everyone.  The Emperor's New Groove (TENG) is a classic tale about arrogance turned to humility in a modern take.

THE PERFORMANCE (9 stars - Excellent)
Outstanding ensemble of voice talents – the creator of TENG resembles their characters to the actors, which works well especially to Kuzco (David Spade) and Yzma (Eartha Kitt).  You can even see the similarities in their moves and facial expressions.

THE PRODUCTION (8 stars - Very Good)
Definitely Disney - friendly with children yet likable for grown-ups.  Distinct colors and crafty designs represent the Incan theme.  I like how they uniquely choose an unconventional character llama as the lead role.  For music / song, nothing memorable though.



OVERALL SCORE
(7 + 9 + 8) / 3 = 8.00
8/10 points = Very Good



OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Rovi
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Derek Armstrong)
     = 4.5/5.0 stars (based on 3 users)

2.  Amazon
     = 4.5/5.0 stars (based on 315 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = B (based on 1,013 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (reviewed by Max Messier)
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on users)

5.  IMDB
     = 7.4/10.0 stars (based on 27,612 users)

6.  Metacritic
     = 70/100 points (based on 28 critics)
     = 8.8/10.0 points (based on 28 users)

7.  MRQE
     = 71/100 (based on critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 3.5/10.0 stars (based on critics)
     = 4.5/5.0 stars (based on 142 users)

9.  RottenTomatoes
     = 85/100 points (based on 127 critics)
     = 75/100 points (based on 420,621 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = None
     = B (based on 38,718 users)



THE GIST
Enjoyable especially the first scheming part and the last chasing part.  It's those wacky characters and funny one-liners that completes the picture.  This is one of my favorite animation films.  :)



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE
"Nobody lives forever!  Charge!"

- Head Soldier




2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER
"Energetic" Theme Song Guy



3.  TEASER SCENE

video
- Wrong vials



4.  MOVIE TRAILER

video


5.  NUMBER TRACKER 

Production Budget                        $100.0 M
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Domestic Gross           $89.3 M
Foreign Gross              $80.0 M
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Worldwide Gross                          $169.3 M
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Profit                                             $69.3 M



6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

Academy Awards, USA (Oscars)
Nominated:                 - Best Music, Original Song (My Funny Friend And Me)

Golden Globes, USA
Nominated:                 - Best Original Song - Motion Picture
                                            (My Funny Friend And Me)

Grammy Awards, USA
Nominated:                 - Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, TV
                                            or Other Media (My Funny Friend And Me)







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