the little rascals movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THE LITTLE RASCALS MORE THAN JUST A LOAD OF SEXISM?
Other than Alfalfa trying to fall in love with Darla and go-kart racing, there’s not much other than “women-haters” and other unfunny innuendo. This is a great film for younger kids, but is still very sexist and dull.
When Alfalfa, a young member of the He-Man-Woman-Haters club, begins wooing a girl named Darla, his other woman-hating friends try to break their relationship whilst preparing for the upcoming go-kart race.
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Cast: Bug Hall, Travis Tedford, Kevin Jamal Woods, Jordan Warkol, Zachary Mabry, Ross Elliot Bagley, Courtland Mead, Sam Saletta
Writer: Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur, Penelope Spheeris
Release Date (Australia): 26 December 1994
Runtime: 82 minutes/1h 22m
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains themes of crude humour and bullying, as well as other very mild comedic thematic content relating to peril and threat.
During a race sequence, several people are knocked over by children driving go-karts.
The film contains very mild sexual references in the form of innuendo throughout.
PG (for some rude dialogue)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Fans go on that audiences who didn’t enjoy The Little Rascals were awaiting strong and inspirational thoughts out of a childish kids’ classic. The thing is, we just didn’t find appreciation through cheap pratfalls and silly child romance. Because with this comedy’s age, appeal and style, it’s completely obvious that it’s gonna be quirky little kids in funny situations with unrealistic details. However, it’s also packed with childish sexism and unfunny innuendo.
Younger audiences will usually adore a light-hearted family slapstick film like this, featuring loads of slapstick humour and the typical boys vs. girls themes. As they get older and more childish films like this continue to release, it all starts to get extremely boring, dull and becomes really clichéd. There’s enough clownish family comedies like Mighty Ducks and Dennis the Menace for the kids and families who want to see more farts, burps and pratfalls.
We get childlike characters, both kids and adults, and children who also talk about stuff they seem too young to know about and will confuse the new generations. But apart from all the terrible childish humour and pace, the film is centred around the go-kart race and contains numerous situations like fires fought by children in fire fighting costumes. It’s completely unfunny and unoriginal. There’s constantly stupid humour and innuendo throughout. Unless you have really tiny kids getting started on movies or wanting a basic laugh, you should probably ditch this pointless mess.
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