What's Up: Balloon to the Rescue!

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What's Up: Balloon to the Rescue!
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What's up crappy ripoff of Up?
Genre: Adventure
Comedy
Directed By: Everton Rodrigues
Michelle Gabriel
Produced By: Ale McHaddo
Mikka Almeida
Written By: Ale McHaddo (story)
Daniel Turini
Vitor Brandt
Starring: Vagner Santos
Paulo Avila
Luciana Minei
Alex Minei
Sidney Cesar
Francisco Freitas
Sara Hepner
Distributed By: Gaiam Entertainment (United States)
Runtime: 45 Minutes
Country: Brazil
Language: Brazilian Portuguese
Prequel: Little & Big Monsters

What's Up: Balloon to the Rescue!, titled Voando Em Busca de Aventuras (Flying in Search of Adventures) in Brazil, is a 2009 Brazilian mockbuster of Pixar's Up made by Video Brinquedo. The movie also serves as a sequel to another Video Brinquedo film, Little & Big Monsters, which was itself a rip-off of DreamWorks' Monsters vs. Aliens.

Plot

Two scientists, a boy and his older sister, along with her boyfriend, go out in an experimental house held by a massive balloon, so they can go somewhere to find a portal with monsters in it. They soon wreak havoc on the cities, and it's up to the siblings and the scientists to stop these monsters from doing so.

Why It Sucks

  1. A lot of problems from the last film are present here.
    • Awful and lazy CGI graphic and animation with stiff movements.
    • Generic looking character designs that look like background Jimmy Neutron characters.
    • Poor background designs, with most of them looking almost empty.
    • It is infamously loaded with racist and/or stereotypical jokes. Notable examples includes the very excruciating French accent from the main antagonist John (Amanda's boyfriend), as well as a dreadful stereotype of a Chinese guy holding a camera and wearing a noodle t-shirt who says "Junky camera made in china! Battery dead already!" who is embarrassingly named Ching Ling. It also becomes a very unfunny and insulting running gag where the main obstacle in John’s evil plan is that his heavy French accent prevents him from annunciating.
    • The lip syncing is way off.
    • All the protagonists are still detestable. Dr. Zoox & Dr. Crumb come across as bumbling old men, Amanda is a ditzy airhead, and Guto is an obnoxious brat who is racist to Chinese people. On top of that, he never calls Ching Ling by his real name as he always refers to him as "the Chinese guy" "Beijing", and "China".
  2. Misleading Title and False Advertising: The Balloon does not rescue anyone, Guto, the boy on the cover, wears glasses but in the movie he doesn't, except for the scene where Guto is trying to resist the villain's mind control, and even then, he wears sunglasses.
  3. The movie can't decide on who to make the main protagonist.
  4. The plot makes no sense whatsoever, even with the monsters.
  5. The science lab is quoted as a gossip show when it is actually real.
  6. Unnecessary and out of place product placement for Google.
  7. The ending is so mean spirited. To clarify; John gets trapped in the same dimension as the monsters, they all abandon him, and he cries that nobody likes him. The movie also ends on a racist note as Dr. Crumb is worried that Ching Ling may be smarter than him, and Guto saying that he thought Ching Ling was only going to make them dinner.
  8. The awkward scene where Guto tries to resist the villain's mind control, but he sounds like he's is trying to poop. Also he wears sunglasses in that scene which for some reason also prevents him from being brainwashed.
  9. A recording error (hopefully) in which you can hear a voice say the n-word.
  10. This film and Up have little connection with each other, albeit using the films name to steal viewership.
  11. The infamous scene when John drugs Guto along with Dr. Zoox & Dr. Crumb to sleep...in a kids movie.
  12. The relationship between Dr. Crumb and Guto has zero consistency compared to the previous film. Originally, Dr. Crumb seemed to be annoyed by Guto’s very presence. Here, they are inexplicably on much better terms.
  13. If you open the video file on a PC, the video quality is horrible compared to playing the movie off the menu.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Decent English voice acting.
  2. Some unintentionally funny moments, such as the monsters chasing Guto.
  3. Just like the previous film, the graphics and animation (while still bad) is at-least somewhat better than their previous films.
  4. If anything, it alongside the previous film are probably Vídeo Brinquedo's least bad films.

Trivia

  • This was (thankfully) one of the last movies to be released by Video Brinquedo before the company went out of business one year later in 2010.

The Movie

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Comments


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EijiZeBoi

19 months ago
Score 14
Arigato's Japanese. I'm Chinese. My name is C H I N G L I N G.
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Le0ne 82,651

4 months ago
Score 1
If you saw the first movie, you wouldn't really be surprised.
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HcB3000

26 days ago
Score 0
I thought you were just gonna make us some dinner!
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ThereIsNoUsername

17 months ago
Score 3
no joke, you can literally watch this movie for free on YouTube... 45 minutes I'll never get back :(
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Almultimavenger

17 months ago
Score 2
The worse movie I've ever seen in my life is the 2017 Lego Ninjago Movie. I'm guessing I should watch this just to change the list.
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FreezingTNT

14 months ago
Score 1
At which scene in the film where I can hear the n-word?
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Jackal14

14 months ago
Score 3
It’s found in the scene where Amanda and Pierre are talking to each other while the house is floating. They are putting their heads out the window. Amanda asks Pierre to tell her all about about Paris. After he finished his sentence you can hear it (which sounds like it was coming from Amanda).
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Blubabluba9990

6 months ago
Score 1
Saberspark said it might have just been a recording error.
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Master Chief

24 days ago
Score 0
I heard the word. For anyone wondering it's at the 17:59 mark.
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EricSonic

11 months ago
Score 2
What's down?
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Yup, the creators are definitely high
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Hayden B.

8 months ago
Score 4

"I don't want that Chinese Guy in there with my monsters! He didn't even say anything when I showed him the cookie!"

"DID YOU TRY SHOWING HIM A F O R T U N E C O O K I E ? THAT COULD WORK!"

(Fortune cookies aren't even Chinese...)
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Funny

5 months ago
Score 2
"What do you mean, unc?" "Heh heh heh.. never mind, it was just a bad joke."
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PuppetFire

5 months ago
Score 1
I really glad this movie exiest because it show how people love to copy original movies
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Le0ne 82,651

4 months ago
Score 2
Who thought making a second one was a good idea?
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EricCartman12345

3 months ago
Score 1
Adventure is not out there for this movie
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Triggeredrepatillo

2 months ago
Score 1
Nyeh!
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Master Chief

20 days ago
Score 0
The thing that frustrates me the most about this, is that it feels like it actually could have been a fun movie, I mean, it's different enough from UP that it could be unique, but instead, it's just a stupid mockbuster with no effort put into it.

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