Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +1/2

Content: -1/2

Superbabies is the sequel to the 1999 comedy Baby Geniuses. This episode builds on the premise of the first film namely, that baby talk is actually an advanced form of communication forgotten by most adults. This time, the babies discover an evil plot orchestrated by the power-hungry Bill Biscane (John Voight). Biscanes media empire, in partnership with clueless day-care owners Stan (Scott Baio) and Jean (Vanessa Angel) Bobbins, plans to start a new television network for children. But hidden beneath the seemingly harmless programming are subliminal messages that will help Biscane control the minds of both children and adults around the world. Biscanes arch rival, the superbaby Kahuna (Gerry, Leo and Myles Fitzgerald), shows up and enlists the help of the other babies, giving them superpowers and encouraging them to believe that they can stop Biscane if they work together.

Superbabies is a waste of time. There are cute moments, but they are unfortunately brief. Its hard to imagine that anyone would be amused by this film. And even if children do enjoy it, the film has nothing to engage or interest adults who might want to take their kids to see it. The film is simply an unintelligent failure at entertainment. Preview had hoped that a film like Superbabies could be acceptable for Christian audiences even if it didnt have a strong storyline or much artistic value. But it falls short even in acceptability. Characters use profane expressions and rude humor, children engage in comedic violence, and the film includes a tribute to eastern religious philosophy. In one scene, the superhero child is shown in a lotus position, levitating several feet above the ground and explaining the need to synchronize the mind and body. Preview recommends that you avoid wasting your time and money on Superbabies.

Preview Reviewer: Shaun Daugherty
Triumph Films

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: Several (7) times moderate (OMG 5, MG 2)

Violence: Several times moderate (several comedic fight scenes between adults and children, scenes mimic other movies but with no deaths or blood, man kicked in the groin, men hit and kicked by children)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Once mild (teenage boy and girl briefly kiss during a date)

Drugs: None

Other: Children repeatedly engage in adult behavior that may be dangerous if imitated, children are encouraged to believe in themselves and that they can do anything they put their minds to, portrayal of Nazi Germany, child meditates and levitates in a lotus position and refers to eastern religious philosophies

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Young children

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