Movie Review – Food Fight! (2009)

Film: Food Fight!
Released: 2009
Director: Lawrence Kasanoff
Stars: Charlie Sheen (voice), Hilary Duff (voice), Eva Longoria Parker (voice), Christopher Lloyd (voice), Haylie Duff (singing voice)

Synopsis:
When the lights are turned off and the doors are locked, chaos reigns supreme for the products in this grocery store.

What I thought of it:
A new film showed up on the schedule of Kids AM at the cinema, so I jumped at the chance to entertain Xan on a rainy Saturday morning with a trip to the movies.

Did I say entertaining? I suppose Xan seemed to enjoy it well enough, but I hated every second of it. I’d never heard of it before – and there’s a reason for that! The animation is terrible – jerky, unnatural movement, sloppy mouth movements that often do not match the dialogue (they’re just generic lip flapping most of the time), and an unfinished look to the characters that make it seem like the production ran out of time and money to finish things off as they should have been.

There are recognisable names involved as the vocal stars, but they all sound like they just phoned in their performances, and in particular, Lloyd turns in a carbon copy of his character from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Xan only really paid attention to about half of the film, which is unusual as he LOVES going to the cinema and always sits nicely and pays attention to what’s happening on the screen. If even a three-year-old isn’t engaged by this inane nonsense, it doesn’t bode well for older children and certainly indicates a period of abject torture for the adults.

Rating:

(Rating for adults is 1, but for kids its 3, so an average of 2 – but really, don’t bother with it – it’s dire!)

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