The Powerpuff Girls

Synopsis: This full-length adventure features an animated epic so big, so funny, and so spectacular that only the Powerpuff Girls can handle it! Created by a perfectly powerful experiment, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup explode into action as the new kids in Townsville! But after one enthusiastic game of tag, they nearly destroy their beloved city. Now called social freaks, they turn to the mysterious Mojo Jojo for help…but this sinister simian has other plans – big plans – like leading any army of evil monkeys to destroy the world!

Join the celebration as The Powerpuff Girls save Townsville and the world – for the very first time…before bedtime!
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The Powerpuff Girls 7.75

Sugar, spice, and everything nice! (plus a little bit of Chemical X)

This is what makes a fun animated film in my book. Oh sure, it lacks substance, but the show was never about any sort of depth – it was always meant to be boom bang crash fun.

And the film delivers in spades.

Despite their many television adventures, for the first big screen outing, The Powerpuff Girls are given an origin story. This is where they are created and learn to adjust to their powers and try to fit in with the city’s denizens.

Of course, being The Powerpuff Girls, things don’t turn out quite right: they tear up the city while playing, the Professor (their father figure) gets arrested, they are hated by the citizens of Townsville, and they fall into kahoots with the evil Mojojojo out of naiveté.

The film is more about sensory input then anything else, but there’s always a time for that. The animation is clean and, while simplistic, is well-done – I quite like it. The soundtrack does a good job of surrounding the viewer with all sorts of ear candy. And the action is fast and furious.

I must admit that, while I’m a fan of the show, I always found it inconsistent. The film makes up for all the show’s flaws, I find. It may very well be somewhat 2-dimensional, but it’s done skillfully and with the just the right touches.

It may not be for everyone, but I think that fans would be pleased. And it may also garner a few new ones along the way.

2 responses to “The Powerpuff Girls

  1. I am myself a big fan of the Powerpuff Girls and I have to say that I don’t completely agree with you. I always thought that the show was very subtle. I often watched the PPG with my kids to noticed that I would never laugh about the same jokes or at the same place, the creators managed to reach the parents without the kids notice, and this is not something easy to do, or even by it’s extreme naïveté you have to realize that it is targeted to an older listener. Frankly I find more stuff for me than it has for a kid, personally I’d give a 9 to the serie and a 6 for the movie. I find the movie to long and complex for a kid and to thin for an adult.

    • Well, to be truthful, I’ve only watched the show a little bit (i.e. I only have two DVDs’ worth). I’m certainly not a die-hard fan 🙂

      I’d be curious to know your thoughts on ‘Invader Zim’. Have you seen this show yet?

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