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Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Tedious sequel features talking babies, potty humor.

Movie G 2013 79 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Learning From Children and Babies

I think we could learn from these babies. The positive moral is: If they can, we can do it,too. The only key is learning from every moments.

Is It Any Good?

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The premise is so off-kilter, it's hard to tell whether it wants to be taken seriously as a family film or if it's aimed at very young viewers who might enjoy watching other babies on the screen. Toddlers won't notice that the plot is ridiculous, the acting is flat and the effects are tedious. However, they probably won't understand much of the script, which includes jokes that are more on the level of teens and tweens.

The story is a mish-mash of ideas that someone must have thought was cute in the script, but just seem odd in reality. Start with the kooky basic premise, now in its third iteration, of babies who speak like adults with computer animation that makes their mouths move realistically. Now there's a baby villain who hypnotizes adults with his powerful gaze, turning them into criminal servants. And a baby spy agency with teleportation technology that still needs diapers. And how did John Voight get roped into appearing here?

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