Movies of the week
The Oogieloves- Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie- certainly, the characters have cute names! So, did they actually become household names? Is the movie an adventure that we would want to watch over and over gain?
Nope! As far as the screenplay goes, there’s more misadventure than adventure!
The tabloids were in frenzy reporting that Kenn Viselman’s movie is set to match up the fan following of the cult children series, ‘Thomas the Tank Engine.’ And we knew the origins of the frank confidence- ‘The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure’ had a story teller of Scott Stabile’s repute and Matthew Diamond as the reliable director.
Since its premiere, the critical reviews are a far call from the encouraging pre-release buzz! The movie can be described in two words, ‘monotonous and sleep-invoking.’
Goobie, Toofie and Zoozie have a great plan up their sleeves. It will help them skyrocket the excitement of Schuuly on the occasion of his impending birthday bash. Only if they can get their hands on the magical balloons, they want to give away as ultra-special gifts, their wish would be fulfilled. This sparks off an adventure, or I may add, a dragging misadventure!
The plot is very simple and straightforward. It lacks the content to grip the contemporary viewers, even if the target audience is children. Interactive story-telling was endorsed as the highlight of the movie- a screenplay that will force you to leave your seat to tap your feat, hum songs and so on……..
Indeed, you would leave your seat, but to do away with the boredom that has engulfed you.