Kronk's New Groove
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that older people are tricked out of their money and lodging, and kids are told to do what it takes to win. Kronk recounts a frightening experience that happened when he was a child. Within the context of a fairly tepid story are magic, deception, and threats.
What's the story?
A sequel to the popular Disney movie The Emperor's New Groove, KRONK'S NEW GROOVE is the story of a former henchmen turned head-chef. All is well until he gets word that his father is coming for a visit. He has never received a thumbs-up from his dad, so Kronk (voiced by Patrick Warburton) resorts to his old ways to present himself as a "success." In the end, Kronk's friends help him realize that he has success -- he has many friends, a career that he enjoys, and a peaceful, honest life.
Is it any good?
The story itself is disjointed with unnecessary attempts of humor that are clearly geared for parents. For example, when Kronk pulls down a screen to view a tape, he forgets to take out his "stag reel" with images of a buck. Still, there's a good lesson about being true to your own groove, but it just takes a little too long to get there. Many parents will recognize the hilarious Patrick Warburton as the voice of Kronk.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the pressure Kronk felt to live up to his father's standards. Why doesn't he see himself as a success? How is success measured -- by wealth or happiness?