'Babe: Pig In The City' was on TV and since I loved 'Babe' (especially when I was 5 or 6), I decided to check out the sequel, despite mixed reviews and a box office failure, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel both gave it a thumbs up with Ebert awarding it four stars (out of four)
In my opinion, what a waste of time! Bland story, bad directing, gross effects, incredibly annoying unfunny characters, awful acting, nowhere near as good as the original, too scary for kids and too boring, annoying and childish for grown-ups
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Reviews
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After the surprise success of ‘Babe’, it was not surprising that they decided to go forward with a sequel and, this time, George Miller himself directed the damned thing (he was the producer on the first installment). Eventually, it was pretty much a failure, barely seen by anyone and the people who saw it didn’t like it at all. One guy did love it though. Indeed, the late Roger Ebert not only liked it but actually loved the damned thing and went even on saying that it was some kind of masterpiece and even one of the best movies released in 1998. Indeed, according to Ebert, it is one of the boldest sequels ever made, some surrealistic work which was completely lost on the mainstream audience. Personally, I do agree with good Old Roger, I think it was a pretty good flick but, to call it a masterpiece, it is still giving it too much credit. In my opinion, it is one of the boldest sequels ever conceived and the makers completely stretched the material which resulted in alienating most of its audience but created wonder on Roger Ebert’s behalf and much respect from my side. To conclude, it is indeed a really weird and completely whack feature and I’m not sure if it is a nice watch for kids but it is probably one of the most misunderstood movies ever made and it is definitely worth a look.
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