I have to confess I have minimal hopes (close to none, actually) when it comes down to Disney “Part 2″ movies. Almost every single one of them I have seen has dissapointed me. So, in the same way, I had very low hopes for Kronk’s New Groove, very much so, the second part of The Emperor’s New Groove. To beat the first one or be just as good was a tall order: David Spade stole the show on that one, making it a very happy surprise for most movie viewers.
Kronk, indeed being a secondary character in the first one, takes on center stage here. And while his story lacks some of the appeal that made the first one a hit, the directorial duo manages to pull off a pretty funny flick, starring the same cast of voices from the first movie (Spade, Patrick Warburton -Kronk-, John Goodman -Pacha, the Emperor’s partner from the first movie- and Eartha Kitt -Yzma, the villain-, among others). The movie is packed with tongue-in-cheek moments that I found amusing and my son laughed to over and over again. Also, there is a nice lesson to the story that kids older than my two-year-old can also learn from.
Considering the extras were not that big of a deal (that loses the movie half a star), and I would have given it 4 stars for what it was to me and how it was able to entertain my little one, I ended up giving it 3.5/5 stars. It’s not going to be groundbreaking, but it’s worth the laughs you will get.