Kuzco is the "emperor of the world" and quite frankly the most heartless spoiled brat on
Earth. When his advisers Yzma and Kronk are fed up with him, they devise a plan to kill him. Unfortunately for them,
their plan backfires and instead of poisoning him to death, he's turned into a llama.
Then begins a hilarious adventure for Kuzco as he and a local peasant, Pacha, struggle
to get him back to the palace to return him to be a human while escaping Yzma and Kronk who
I saw the preview for this film and expected a laugh-fest and, my friends, a laugh-fest is what
I got. I must say this must be one of the most off-the-wall funniest movies I've seen. The story
is silly with countless "randomly" absurdly funny moments and lots of character to boot. David Spade
brilliantly provides the voice of Kuzco, the overtly spoiled emperor. With the animation being simple,
quick, and goofy, older people may feel like they're watching an animated Marx Brothers comedy or something.
With the feel of more of a "cartoon" than an "animated feature," the movie is seemingly more enjoyable
than the norm.
The content of the movie was really clean. Language was non-existent, drinking was kept to
an unidentified beverage at the emperor's dinner table. Blood and gore was non-existent as well.
And the violence was all light-hearted in a cartoon fashion. The movie also tends to poke fun at itself.
Yzma, the female villainess is hideous, a la the stereotypical old, ugly animated female villain,
and the characters tend to point that out collectively saying she looks "scary beyond all reason."
In summary, I thought the movie was excellent. It was rather wholesome and just filled with funny
material from start to finish. It's a great movie for young and old, but not suitable for those
without a good, light-hearted sense of humor. An excellent movie, I can't help but award it
the 'groovy' rating of 5 out of 5.
- John DiBiase
Parental Guide: Brief Summary of Content
Alcohol/Drugs: Kronk gets drinks for Kuzco, Yzma, and himself. Although we don't know what
they are, they're most likely alcoholic.
Violence: A lot of slap-stick comedy: Kuzco and Pacha fist fight, etc...
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