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
Music by Paul Zaza
Misha Segal
Cinematography Maher Maleh
Edited by Stan Cole
Production
company
Distributed by Triumph Films
Sony Pictures
Crystal Sky Pictures
Release dates
Running time
89 minutes
Country Australia
New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $9.4 million

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (also known as Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies) is a 2004 Austrailan/New Zealand/British/American 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] Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an earned 0% rating.

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.

Cast[edit]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD and VHS on January 4, 2005.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, as of July 2014, 0% of film critics gave the film a positive review, with an average score of 2.2 out of 10. The site's critical consensus states: "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 babies."[2]

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."[3]

Writing for the Washington Post, Michael O'Sullivan stated, "The action sequences are phony-looking; the dialogue sounds largely improvised on the fly; the laughs are few and far between; and the acting ... is, to put it kindly, wooden."[4]

Awards[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[5] 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

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