I have had a blast working with Phase 4 Films and Kaboom Entertainment this summer. I have had the chance to review some great movies and add to our collection of family films. Truth be told, I am kind of sad it is coming to an end.
But before it is officially over, I have one more film that we got to preview.
Everyone’s favorite gorilla is back in Donkey Kong Country.
When King K. Rool’s last attack fails, he comes up with a new strategy to steal the Crystal Coconut by cloning Candy Kong with an evil robot. While trimming Donkey Kong’s hair, Candy Clone puts a hex on him that removes all of his strength, which now leaves the Crystal Coconut without a protector. With tie running out, Cranky must come up with an antidote and get it to Donkey Kong before King K. Rool and his army succeeds in their next attack.
Genghis loves all things Donkey Kong. He is the go to character on Mario Kart and I just knew that he would get a kick out of this movie.
Set up as mini episodes that all seamlessly flow together into one full length film, this is great for a quick break or to sit down and watch it all together. I love movies that allow you to stop and start without feeling as though you are missing anything.
After watching it all the way through I was happy with it. There isn’t anything in the story line that was inappropriate or something that I didn’t want the kids to see. My only complaint is that Candy Kong is very scantly dressed. Granted, yes they are gorilla’s and other than his DK tie, it is not like Donkey Kong wears any clothes. However, Candy was dressed in very tight, very short shorts and a little bitty half shirt. She was made to be very curvy and it was as if they tried to make her sexy.
But at the end of the day, it was a cute movie and of course Genghis loved it. We have watched it a total of 3 times in the last 4 days.
Starting on August 20th you can pick up your own copy of Donkey Kong Country for only $9.99. Available at Walmart, Target and other major retailers.