The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
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The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars is a 1998 direct-to-video sequel to the 1987 film, The Brave Little Toaster.
- Weak and forced plot, which gets boring for older viewers. The plot feels somewhat weaker than the first two movies.
- It also has some cliches, like the "we have to get the baby back" cliche.
- The Supreme Commander is a somewhat weak antagonist, but at least his redemption was decent.
- The idea of appliances going to Mars, although a good idea, was not well-executed enough.
- This film is so bizarre like having Balloons singing about how they went to space and a bunch of other weird stuff.
- The film can get quite unfaithful to the novel, despite being based off of it.
- While most of the characters are still likable, some of them might come off as one-dimensional, filler, and pointless.
- Cheap animation, but that is expected from a direct-to-video sequel.
- The movie was released before The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue in America, which caused some confusion over which movie was released first.
- Some characters in the movie are not in the novel.
- Jon Lovitz doesn't return as Radio and his replacement is not very good.
- It was never explained how Robbie got placed in the bubble in the first place.
- The balloons are pointless, and serve no purpose in the plot, other than singing "Floating".
- The microwave (voiced by Wayne Knight) was an unlikable and obnoxious jerk to Toaster and the gang (until he came with them to Mars).
- Ratso, while he is better portrayed than he was in the last film, doesn’t contribute as much to the plot of this movie.
- Unlike the last film, Wittgenstein is not seen again for the rest of this film after showing Toaster and the gang how to get to Mars.
- There was a couple of animation errors in this movie. Like when Lampy tried to get Robbie back to bed by tugging the back flap, his diaper was not added instead you only get a view of the baby's butt crack. And another thing is that the missile changed colors from blue and white to black and gray with an angry face on it about to destroy the Earth.
- The part where the missile was getting ready to launch scared the younger viewers so much.
- The cover on both the original 1998 VHS and 2003 DVD was misleading that several characters were missing on the cover. Such as Calculator, Microwave, Tinselina, Hearing-Aid and his brother so they got replaced by Robbie on the laundry basket. But there's no oxygen in space.
- Calculator, Hearing Aid, Microwave, Fanny, Wittgenstein, Tinselina and Hearing Aid's brother who was The Supreme Commander served no purpose to the movie mostly as filler.
- Ratso who also served as filler had to stay behind on Earth to meddle with intercom so that Rob and Chris don't figure out that their baby Robbie dissapeared by being beamed to Mars.
- The voice acting is still very good.
- In fact, it's good to know that all of the original actors return to reprise their roles (with the exceptions of Jon Lovitz and Timothy E. Day).
- The musical numbers are still excellent, like "Home Again". The score by Alexander Janko was excellent as well.
- All the original actors return to their roles (with the exceptions of Jon Lovitz and Timothy E. Day).
- The characters are still likable, both returning and new. Even Kirby is still likable.
- Radio is still a funny character, no matter who voices him.
- Robbie, on the other hand, is actually really cute.
- Ratso's characterization is a decent improvement over his characterization from the last film.
- A few funny scenes.
- The Christmas ending was not only a wonderful and perfect way to complete the movie and The Brave Little Toaster series as a whole, but it’s also a cute ending.
- Wittgenstein returns in this film, and he is still likable and it should be quite telling that the heroes knew him from the last film, and also Rob and Chris had a baby, considering this actually takes place after To the Rescue, unlike most DTV sequels which left off continuity mistakes.
- The writing is okay, just not as great as the first two movies.
- The plot twist that Supreme Commander is actually Hearing Aid's brother is sort of surprising.
- As stated before, the idea of having Toaster and the gang go to Mars is still a good idea, it just needs to be better executed.
- This exchange from Kirby and Viking 1:
- "The satellite?"
- "No. Viking 1, the bagel. Of course the satellite."
- The scene where a bubbled Robbie reunites with Blanky is touching.
- Watching Toaster getting Hearing-Aid's brother to deactivate the missile was action packed that he also knew the abort code. And at the same time while the missile got ready to launch, he was able to shut it down and stop the mission from being completed by the Wonderluxe Appliances who redeemed themselves at the end of the movie.