Review - The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Delorted - wrote on 01/13/08
Bernard (Bob Newhart) and Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor) are on another case after an Australian boy named Cody (Adam Ryen) is kidnapped by a poacher known as McLeach (George C. Scott). The two mice are aided by an Australian mouse, Jake (Tristan Rogers) in “The Rescuers Down Under.”
Called the Black Sheep of Disney’s Renaissance era, the one bomb of the decade was very much deserving of the title, because the whole idea was a bad one from the start. It was the very first Disney sequel, making Disney realize the wonders of straight-to-video movies. Basically, the whole thing wasn’t worth it other than Disney learning from their mistake.
This really is probably Disney’s worst movie in that it’s not really anything. I just watched it less than an hour ago and I’ve already nearly forgotten about it. Maybe the lack of a lasting touch was good for Disney, because it sure didn’t seem to effect later Disney business.
The plot is very thin here. It’s pretty obvious that the only reason they made this movie was to get more money off of the success of the first one. I don’t understand why, considering “The Rescuers” came out in 1977. The kids that saw the original in theaters were almost fifteen years older now!
“Down Under” was the first movie to bring Disney to where it is today, not only because of its poor quality, but because it was the first movie ever completely made with computers. It looks like Pixar isn’t actually the one to blame after all.
Final Score: 6/10