My opinion right after watching the film
My opinion right after watching the film is that I really like it. A huge part of it might have to do with the fact that I watched the series every day during elementary school, so the world has a place of nostalgia for me. I am shocked with how generally well-handled things were in this film.
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The film starts off with Kronk (Patrick Warburton) calling the day the worst ever, and is not pleased with himself, and where he landed up. We soon learn that Kronk is the head chef and delivery man in Mudka’s Meat Hunt, being seen as the hero of the town with his good attitude. All of this is recorded in song of course.
We are taken to earlier that day, where he learns that his father is coming by to visit. After getting a letter from his father about seeing his wife, and big house on the hill, he begins to tell his story to the waitress (Patti Deutsch) about how he was different, and his father disapproved of his cooking. This film somewhat becomes a package film after this.
Of course Yzma is using this scam to get rich, while she gives Kronk his big house. Kuzco (David Spade) stops the film to add his input on her being a scammer (we already knew this). So Kuzco is narrating a story that is already being narrated by Kronk….. Alright. The neighborhood sell everything to him so they can have more of this placebo, which is enough money to get Kronk his house. He soon realizes that the potion is nothing but a fake, and decides to give everything up to make things right. They all go after Yzma, and the elders realize that they were running around like young adults, and that they are only as old as they feel.
So people get pissed off that the food is taking so long, bu Kronk is more focused on getting a fake wife, and having Pacha (John Goodman) and his family to pretend to be his wife, which gets out of control, since a bunch of people pretend to be his wife. His father (John Mahoney) demands an explanation, and Kronk tells him the truth. Miss. Birdwell randomly shows up, and reconciles with Kronk, who finally gets the approval that he always needed, since he sees how much the town appreciates his son.
The only major character in the franchise to make a huge appearance was Kronk, so almost everyone else is a weak supporting cast to be honest.
Regarding the animation, it is almost the same quality as the animation in its predecessor. Very fast-paced, flashy, and animated (meaning over the top).
There is no Peruvian music, but there was not any in the first film, so it is to be expected. Nothing really special, since there were some pop-themed scores and songs in the film. Nothing is really memorable regarding the music in the film.
Reception at Release
When the film was released on December 13th, 2005, people panned it for having a thin plot (which the original didn’t have?), and that Kronk is a weak main character.
From what I know, people generally do not talk about this film, and never mention it as being one of the worst films in the canon. It seems like its reputation is somewhat forgotten, as no one really cares to hate it enough to mention it.
26.5/40 = 66%