This is an OK movie and my kids like it. It has its funny moments but they are honestly a little too few and far between. And here are the things that I thought weren't so great about it:
- It's incredibly heavy-handed in its message, which is "be true to yourself" with a little bit of "don't over-indulge" mixed in. Not a horrible message, but it is ridiculous how obvious it is in trying to influence kids that watch it.
- The characters are all over-used stereotypes you have seen a thousand times in other movies.
- There are many sections that are so cheesy I was thinking "really, guys?" as I watched them. I don't want to be too specific due to possible spoilers, but there are some pretty cringe-worthy scenes.
At any rate, this movie is worth watching. It entertained my boys and I. But if you watch it you should keep in mind that it isn't even in the same league as, say, Up.