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||The Voices of:
Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis,
||Not too much fun
for adults, but I'd wait for the DVD.
||Only if she's the
mother of the child you are bringing to the movie.
||Rita's kinda hot,
in a cartoon kind of way, but no, no sex.
||The slugs singing.
||Sam Fell and David
||Peter Lord, David Sproxton and Cecil Kramer
I never thought I would ever say this, but thank God for
slugs. With that, letís get to the movie "Flushed Away."
A Movie Review
Roddy is a mouse. He lives in some plush digs in an
upper-crust area of London. When the family goes on
vacation, he has the house to himself and makes the best of
his time. But then comes Sid. Sid is a sewer rat and canít
believe the luck he has found by invading the house Roddy
lives in. Roddy is disgusted, and thinking he can trick Sid
into jumping into the toilet, well, Sid proves a bit more
sly and Roddy is on a journey into the London sewers.
Roddy eventually finds an entire village of rodents,
slugs, and amphibians living together in the sewers, except
he also stumbles upon a dastardly plot by The Toad, who
hates the rodents and wants them dead. Roddy stumbles into
this plot after he hooks up with Rita, who, with her dadís
boat, might be able to get Roddy back home.
You know what, this is already getting too complicated
for a kidís movie. First the movie is about a ruby that
isnít a ruby, then itís about getting Roddy home, then itís
about a power cable Rita uses as a belt, and then itís about
this grandiose plot by The Toad to kill the rodents during a
soccer match. I, let alone kids, have a hard enough time
following one plot, let alone a story that goes all over the
place, and from the little one sitting behind me who kept
kicking my seat, Iím guessing he wasnít to thrilled with the
But as I stated at the start of this review, thank God
for slugs, because as the movie trudged through its hour and
twenty-five minutes, the only high-point for me were the
singing slugs. Pretty much they were used as comedic
singers, entering the scene during turning points, and
singing an appropriate song (a.k.a. "Donít Worry, Be Happpy,"
As far as the animation goes, it was decent enough, but
good animation doesnít carry a movie, and neither did the
nice voicing of the characters by the likes of Hugh Jackman
as Roddy, Kate Winslet as Rita, and Ian McKellen as The
For me I think the movie lost its feel by just trying to
get too complicated, rather than it just being about Roddyís
journey back home, and realizing that life isnít so bad in
the sewers. That and the fact it wasnít very entertaining.
I suppose if youíve got to take your kids to the movies,
itís not horrible, but for me "Flushed Away" fell flat. With
that Iím giving it 2 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!