Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

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Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Superbabies poster.JPG
Promotional poster
Directed by Bob Clark
Produced by Steven Paul
Screenplay by Gregory Poppen
Story by Steven Paul
Starring Jon Voight
Scott Baio
Vanessa Angel
Music by Misha Segal
Cinematography Maher Maleh
Editing by Stan Cole
Studio Crystal Sky Pictures
Distributed by Triumph Films
Sony Pictures
Release dates
  • September 3, 2004 (2004-09-03)
Running time 88 minutes
Country Germany
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
(adjusted by inflation: $24,971,811)
Box office $9,448,644
(adjusted by inflation: $11,797,488)

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (also known as Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies) is a 2004 comedy film and the last to be directed by Bob Clark before his death. It is a sequel to the 1999 film Baby Geniuses and like its predecessor, It received extremely negative reviews from film critics and is often regarded as one of the worst movies of all time. One such critic who panned the film said, "Superbabies has no redeeming qualities."[1] On the critic aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes the film earned a 0% rating, and both the film and its predecessor are currently[when?] on the Internet Movie Database's Bottom 100 list.

The film was distributed by Triumph Films.

Plot[edit]

Following on from the plot of the last movie, four babies can communicate with each other using 'baby talk', and have knowledge of many secrets. The baby geniuses become involved in a scheme by media mogul Bill Biscane (Jon Voight), later revealed to be known as Kane, who kidnaps children everywhere. Helping the geniuses is a legendary superbaby named Kahuna (he became powerful due to drinking a special chemical, much to the envy of his brother Kane), who stops Biscane's plots and saves children from being kidnapped by Biscane and his minions. He joins up with several other babies in an attempt to stop Biscane, who intends to use a state-of-the-art satellite system to control the world's population by brainwashing them and forcing people to not be active and watch TV the rest of their lives.

Selected cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film is considered to be one of the worst ever made. Ratings were universally negative. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 6th in the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, with a rating of 0%.[citation needed] The final consensus on the site is: "A startling lack of taste pervades Superbabies, a sequel offering further proof that bad jokes still aren't funny when coming from the mouths of babes." As of August 2013, it was ranked #1 in the IMDb's "Bottom 100", with a score of 1.7 out of 10. Critic Steve Blance, in his Top Ten Worst Movies Review, called the film "the worst I have ever witnessed" and also noted that he would "rather be tortured for twenty-years with searing iron than have to sit through even a minute of this again."[citation needed] Ebert & Roeper gave the film a two thumbs down.[citation needed] Dave Kehr, in his New York Times review, said that the film was "not so much 'Look Who's Talking' as 'Look Who's Walloping,'" while also noting that the problem with the villain's "plan is that it is already in effect and endorsed by the FCC. It is called commercials."[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Subject Result
Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actor Jon Voight Nominated
Worst Screenplay Gregory Poppen Nominated
Worst Picture Steven Paul Nominated
Worst Director Bob Clark Nominated
Stinkers Bad Movie Awards[3] Worst Picture Steven Paul Nominated
Most Painfully Unfunny Comedy Nominated
Worst Sequel Nominated
Worst Director Bob Clark Nominated
Worst Screenplay Gregory Poppen Nominated
Worst Supporting Actor Jon Voight Nominated
Worst Fake Accent - Male Nominated
Least "Special" Special Effects Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Croatto, Pete. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. filmcritic.com. Retrieved February 2014.
  2. ^ Kehr, Dave (August 27, 2004). "'Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2': With Kung Fu Babies, Who Needs to Call the Marines?". The New York Times. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2004 27th Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinker Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 

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