Dennis the Menace Strikes Again
isaac laughhunn | yoakum, tx United States | 09/08/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As sequels go, this movie's approach to Dennis is very different than the first one.This is a very appealing movie, but the only actor I wasn't impressed with was Justin Cooper as Dennis.They make references in the movie about him being "seven and a half, almost eight",while the previous movie and the comics clearly state that he is 5. Cooper has a very raspy,ultimately annoying voice,so much that I was finding myself rewinding the tape and replaying it,concentrating harder just to understand what he was saying! Don Rickles, Betty White,and George Kennedy steal the show,with their charming performances as Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, and Dennis' Grandpa. There is a ridiculous, yet painstakingly hilarious scene where Grandpa and Mr. Wilson have a dance contest, just the two of them, with "Play That Funky Music" playing in the background.This movie is very entertaining, but it has its weak points, as most movies these days do.The actors aren't "extremely fake", nor is this movie "pointless", as a certain reviewer so kindly pointed out.Don Rickles has been in acting for at least forty years,Betty White,for at least 30, and George Kennedy is an academy-award winning actor,with a long-running, successful career,as well. Even the disappointing Dennis(who doesn't hold a candle to Mason Gamble)has had several credits as well(Full House, Liar Liar). A good movie worth seeing."
Return to Sanity
Bud Wawro | Sandy Creek,, NY United States | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a former "Dennis" back in the 40`s, I was so happy to see Dennis wearing a waist holster with a 6-shooter. Well done Hollywood! My point being, we knew the difference between fantasy and reality. We had good upbringing. We could even point our finger and say "bang" and not worry about "zero tolerance". We`ve got to get our sanity back. Children need fantasies."
Bud Wawro | 08/28/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"okay I know this is just a kids movie, but this movie is extremly naiive, dumb, pointless, did I mention dumb? The actors were extremly fake, and I hate the kid that played Dennis. I watched the first one and it was great, cute, touching and sweet. Watch this movie if you want, but you have been warned, it's not like the first one."
Dennis the menace strikes again
isaac laughhunn | 06/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"my three year old neice thinks this is the best movie she has ever seen! she's rented it about 20 times. it's really a fun movie for kids with lots of slapstick and very likable characters. it is actually a fun movie for children and adults to watch together. a very nice family movie."