Oswald Reviews: The Wiggles: Space Dancing!

I’m gone for a few weeks and I come back to review this. I’m sorry. I don’t know what I was thinking. I saw it lying around in my film collection from back when I was eight. To be totally honest, I didn’t like this film growing up. I thought it was annoying and creepy. That’s how I thought about it when I was eight! Who knows what I would think of it now? You know what they say; Curiosity killed the cat. Only in this case, curiosity slaughtered everyone the cat knew in the process.

Sorry…this was bad. Why? …let’s see.

Story: Captain Feather Sword is an idiot, and he gets The Wiggles and the rest of the gang (except for Henry the Octopus because…why not?) stuck in space in an alien spacecraft. Along the way, they meet all kinds of crazy characters. Will the Wiggles ever get home so that they can sing and dance with their wonderful friends? Sadly, yes.

This is a plot dedicated for an episode of one of their one million television shows, not a full movie! Heck, is this even a movie if it’s only about 45 minutes long? If it’s that short, why is there so much filler? I find it impossible that a film no longer than an episode of it’s accompanying show can stray from the main plot so often. Half the time I feel like they don’t even want to get home.

To be honest, for films like these, it’s more about the journey than the destination. It’s the film equivalent of waving your car keys in front of a toddler.

Animation: I’m going to show you one picture from the film. If you don’t want to read me explaining what’s plainly obvious, you can skip this section. Okay…here we go.

Okay, now if you are still with me…

DEAR MOTHER OF OSWALD. HOLY SALAMANDER CUTTLEFISH. WHAT IS THAT?

This came AFTER films like Finding Nemo and The Lord of the Rings films, CGI should NOT look this bad. And it’s not like this is the fault of the computers. I watched the behind the scenes for this film (don’t ask). It was SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS. WHY?!?!?!?

Characters: If you don’t know, the original Wiggles were Greg, Anthony, Murray, and Jeff. Greg was the leader, Anthony liked to eat, Murray liked to play guitar, and Jeff liked to sleep. They were simple characters for a simple show, and I really don’t have much of a problem with them.

Captain Feather Sword on the other hand…well…he’s an idiot. He has a vest with buttons that is the equivalent of Batman’s utility belt. If only he used it at times that mattered. All he does in this film is cause trouble. Sure, he apologizes for it but he still never learns from his mistakes. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Therefore, Captain Feather Sword is insane.

In conclusion, Space Dancing is a terrible disaster. I loved The Wiggles, but I was bored by this as a kid. It’s poorly written, poorly animated, poorly thought out, and all-around bad. It’s a pain to watch. I was just asking for trouble in this one.

Thanks for reading this review. It’s a bit of a filler while I wait for Inside Out to come out. I promise I will review it once it comes out.

See you later, Animators!

Story: 3
Animation: 2
Characters: 4
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Total: 3

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