Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
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.
Toddlers use their special abilities to stop a media mogul (Jon Voight) from altering the minds of children.
Why It Sucks
- It tries to cash in on the success of other (superior) superhero films at the time, but it ends up being bland and uninspired.
- Once again, the babies act more like adults than actual babies, which is still more disturbing than funny.
- Horrible acting from both the babies and adults. The same goes for Justin Chatwin.
- The special effects are much worse than the first film.
- Despite being called Baby Geniuses 2, it has nothing to do with the original movie. The only characters from the first film that are even mentioned are Sly and Whit.
- Lame twist where we find out that Biscaine is Kahuna's older brother.
- Pointless cameos from boy band O-Town and Whoopi Goldberg.
- Awful lip-syncing from the babies.
- Bouncing Boy's uniform looks way too similar to that of the Luxo Jr. ball from Pixar.
- False advertising: The babies are wearing sunglasses on the poster while in the film, none of them wear sunglasses.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- The babies thankfully don't say anything inappropriate this time around.
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." 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.
- 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).