I‘m quite happy to report that the experience of watching Hey, Arnold! – The Jungle Moviewasn’t too much like the regrettable experience of re-watching The Never Ending Story; a children’s film that I adored as a child and one that should have been left firmly in my childhood.
As promised, this follow-up to the TV series Hey, Arnold finally tells the story of young Arnold’s parents. And and the writers made that part adequately interesting. A younger me certainly would have enjoyed Hey, Arnold! – The Jungle Movie quite a bit more than my grown up self. Luckily, I still had some fun because my favourite thing about the series was always the humour. And the humour in thismovie, though, dare I say isn’t as sophisticated as my tastes have indeed become, but it’s still pretty timeless.
I don’t know that I ever had a favourite Hey, Arnold character, but nowI’m certain that it’s Helga and her undying, yet completely unrequited love for dear ‘football head.’ Especially the way she verbalises her feelings when she thinks no one is around to hear her.
To satisfy your curiosity about the football headed one’s parents and to reminisce about your relatively carefree days, feel free to hit that play button on this one and see how you like it. But definitely be warned, you probably won’t be as in love as you once were… unlike our dear Helga.
Hey, Arnold! The Jungle Movie starts where Hey, Arnold! (1994) the TV series left off. Directed by Raymie Muzquiz and Stuart Livingston, this movie finally tells the story of what happened to Arnold’s parents…
I’m featuring this because I used to love the show growing up and I want to know if it’s still as fun – now that I’m an adult. I did this sort of thing with The Never Ending Story (1984) and that proved a massive mistake! Why? Basically, my adult self considered it to be bad, quite bad. And with that said, good luck to me!
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria and Alessandro Nivola are the stars of The Wizard Of Lies, an HBO movie about Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme which is also known as the largest financial fraud in United States history…
Of course I’ll be tuning in. De Niro is as watchable as ever, I’m excited to see Michelle Pfeiffer in a movie again and the story is so very intriguing. Even more so because I didn’t really pay close attention to the news when Madoff was all over it back in 2008.