Inspector Gadget (1999)
Don't mess with Gadget !!
Ok, so this movie was made for children, but obviously not those children
who actually grew up watching the cartoon (like me). I wonder if the
creators ever watched it, since they got just about everything wrong. Lets
start with Dr. Claw and his face, his face ?! Yes, it was always kept
from the viewers in the series. Here we get to see it in the first scene.
When did Gadget become so smart? There's Penny, his niece, she used to be
the real inspector in the series, because Gadget was just a mindless
And Brain, his dog, who had to save Gadget from the bad guys over and over
for the same reason. That's where most of the comedy came from in the old
days, instead we get some CGI-slapstick and not all that funny if you ask
me... and where are Dr Claw's henchmen ? Exactly, nowhere. Madcat is
Sniffy. Chief Quimby suddenly hates Gadget, not because of his stupidity,
but because he believes his police force is going to be replaced by
Gadget-like cops ?! Oh yeah, they also felt it was necessary to explain
the inspector got his gadgets and that he used to be a security-guard
John Brown before that - why ? perhaps kids today are not allowed to have
So you didn't see the cartoon - you should, they took an original and
idea, then stripped it of everything that made it funny. The actors are
certainly not to blame , they did a decent job.
You can a) rent it and keep the kids busy for an hour or b) watch it
yourself and have your chilhood toon memories butchered.
3 out of 10 (for FX)
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