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Hey, Arnold, get off the big screen

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published July 8, 2002

Movie: Hey Arnold! The Movie

  • Rating: PG
Hey Arnold!
Hey. Arnold.
My Take: When a big-wig from a large conglomerate plans to destroy their neighborhood and replace it with a shopping mall, Arnold and the gang have 30 days to come up with a plan to save their homes.

This film, based on the Nickelodeon series, is pretty much worthless. It's a dumb story with absolutely flat, boring animation. It's very two-dimensional, and the backgrounds are blurry and sloppy. The scenes that are intended to be funny are so corny that it's impossible to laugh at them. This is yet another animated movie that doesn't deserve to be in theaters.

Grade: F

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