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Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
2004 - Superbabies Baby Geniuses 2.jpg
Hey,pro tip to all you directors. If your base movie is terrible,then don't make it a franchise!
Genre: Comedy
Family
Action
Directed By: Bob Clark
Produced By: Steven Paul
Starring: Jon Voight
Scott Baio
Vanessa Angel
Peter Wingfield
Justin Chatwin
Photography: Color
Cinematography: Maher Maleh
Distributed By: Sony Pictures Releasing
Release Date: September 3, 2004
Runtime: 88 minutes
Country: United States
Germany
United Kingdom
Budget: $20 million
Box Office: $9.4 million
Prequel: Baby Geniuses
Sequel: Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels


Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is a 2004 science fiction superhero comedy film directed by Bob Clark (in his last directing role before he was killed in a car crash with his son in 2007) and is a sequel to 1999's Baby Geniuses. Unlike the first film, which was all done in the United States, this one is an international co-production from companies in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Plot

Toddlers use their special abilities to stop a media mogul (Jon Voight) from altering the minds of children.

Why It's Not Super Genius

  1. It tries to cash in on the success of other (superior) superhero films at the time, but it ends up being bland and uninspired.
  2. Once again, the babies act more like adults than actual babies, which is still more disturbing than funny.
  3. Horrible acting from both the babies and adults. The same goes for Justin Chatwin.
  4. The special effects are much worse than the first film.
  5. Misleading title: Despite being called Baby Geniuses 2, it barely has any connection with the first movie. The only characters from the first film that are even mentioned are Sly and Whit.
  6. Lame twist where we find out that Biscaine is Kahuna's older brother.
  7. Pointless cameos from boy band O-Town and Whoopi Goldberg.
  8. Awful lip-syncing from the babies.
  9. Bouncing Boy's uniform looks way too similar to that of the ball from the Pixar short Luxo Jr.
  10. False advertising for two reasons:
    • The babies are wearing sunglasses on the poster while in the film, none of them wear sunglasses.
    • The 2005 DVD cover claims that America's favorite talking babies from the 1999 film are returning for this sequel, when they're not.
    • As a matter of fact, Sylvester, a character from the previous film, appears on the poster wearing sunglasses, even though he doesn't even make an actual appearance in the film and is only mentioned once in the film, that's it.
  11. In fact, the movie was so awful, it was never made available on digital storefronts nor streaming services, and many copies are declared out of print, much like another movie.
  12. The characters aren't very interesting, and mostly come off as bland and boring at best such as Kylie who is a generic blonde character working at a daycare.
  13. Confusing Logic: In one scene, a drop of a non-aging potion suddenly goes into Kahuna's mouth and ends up preventing him from aging, yet in a couple of scenes later, he's shown to have aged which he shouldn't have since he was still a baby when he took a drop and he wouldn't have to ability to age at all since the potion he took a drop of prevents babies from aging, we mean ever aging, which creates a plot hole in the film to if Kahuna really aged or not, or if the potion ever really prevented him from aging at all.
  14. The direction from Bob Clark is even worse than before, as his direction skills have taken a massive nosedive in quality ever since the previous film, with the camerawork still being pretty bad and the film still suffering from the same issues as it's predecessor that came before, which makes the film his worst experience at the director's chair to date.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. The babies thankfully don't say anything inappropriate this time around.

Reception

Like its predecessor, the film was universally panned by critics and audiences alike, having a rating of 1.9 on IMDb, holding a rare score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 1.8 out of 10 and a critic consensus that reads "A startling lack of taste pervades Superbabies, a sequel offering further proof that bad jokes still aren't funny when coming from the mouths of babes." On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 9/100, indicating "overwhelming dislike." It was ranked as the fifth worst reviewed film on their "Worst of the Worst (2000-2009)" list, and unlike the first film which was a hit, failed at the box office. Some even consider it, one of the worst films ever made.

Awards and nominations

The film was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Awards that year for Worst Picture, but it lost to Catwoman. This film is considered by many to be one of the worst films of all time and one of the worst sequels ever made.

Trivia

  • Cable preschool block Nick Jr. promoted the movie; its site's homepage had links to the film's official website (as shown on the poster).

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