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Stuart Little 2 /

Rated: PG

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Steve Zahn 

Directed by: Rob Minkoff 

Produced by: Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher 

Written by: Bruce Joel Rubin 

Distributor: Columbia Pictures


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     I'm not sure what to think of this movie. I could give it a negative rating because of the horrible plot, terrible acting, and maliciously farfetched story. At the same time I could (and have chosen) to give it a positive rating because of the cute characters, charming story, and colorful sets. There are two ways to interpret Stuart Little 2; you can take everything seriously and walk out of it with absolutely nothing to say but how stupid and unrealistic it was, or you can use your imagination and have some fun with it, like I did. I mean, come on, it's a talking mouse; the story has to be somewhat unrealistic.


     Stuart Little 2 is a sequel to the ever-popular Stuart Little. Unlike the first this is not based on a book even though it uses the same characters as the original. The story begins when Stuart, a tiny mouse, adopted by the Little family wakes to the morning of his first soccer game. Stuart is on his brothers team, and unlike his fellow sibling played by Jonathan Lipniki, he is excited and looking forward to the match. When the soccer game finally comes, the little mouse isn't played until one of the other players on the team is injured in the last forty seconds of the last quarter. While his mother is having a panic attack, Stuart goes into play without any second thoughts. When he finally has possession of the ball his brother kicks it for the first time, and because of Stuart's small size, he flies into the goal with the ball hanging on to it tightly. Because of this game winning kick, Stuart's brother gains indigenous popularity, leaving the little guy behind in the dust. Stuart now struggles to find a friend, someone he will be able to talk to and rely on. And guess what? Fate brings him nothing else but one, or at least he thinks. While driving around town one day a bird named Margalow falls into the passengers seat of his toy car. Stuart thinks he has found a friend, but he discovers some shocking surprises about Margalow as the movie rolls on.


     The thing I enjoyed the most about this movie was the color, and by that I mean the materialistic color, as well as the congenital color. The exquisite taste in set decoration created a new-wave type feel which I liked a lot. The groovy neon fashion  also helped to make the movie feel futuristic, and trust me, I know nothing about clothes nor set decoration; but I liked this; it was some of the best of this year. I liked the contextual coloration also. The script was great in this movie, it reminded me a lot of the original book. Everything was so fun, cheerful, and happy; this is a perfect family movie.


     This movie is a a super fun sequel that is well worthy of seeing. Stuart Little 2 has what it takes, and will be enjoyed by all members of the family. It has jokes for the adults, adventure for the kids, and a short-length for the teenagers that would have more fun staring at a white wall than seeing it. If you don't plan on seeing it in theatres, I most definitely recommend renting it when it comes out on DVD. Go see this movie and have fun while you're there. It might just be the best kid-intended picture of the year.


-Danny, Bucket Reviews


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