Now that my son is old enough to follow the basic plots of children’s movies, I find myself watching these things with him more and more. Before, he was content just to have Finding Nemo or whatever on as background noise while he played with his toys in the living room. But now he actually has questions about why the characters do things and what’s going on, so I have to pay attention in order to answer those questions.
Anyway, we just got done watching Stuart Little 2 (he didn’t see the first one, but I did). In this movie, Stuart the talking, driving, clothes-wearing mouse voiced by Michael J. Fox is now a full-blown member of the Little family. He’s referred to as a “son” and a “brother,” which is weird for adults, but my child didn’t even notice.
Stuart is feeling left out because his mom (Geena Davis) is too overprotective and his brother (Jonathan Lipnicki) doesn’t hang out with him as much anymore. But then Stuart finds a new friend, a little bird named Margalo (voiced by Melanie Griffith). It turns out that Margalo isn’t all she’s cracked up to be, and Stuart finds himself in a couple of dangerous situations before the movie ends.
Overall, I thought this was just an ok movie. It’s not something I would ever have sat through on my own, but it seemed to hold my son’s attention just fine. It’s only an hour and 10 minutes long, so he didn’t have much of a chance to get bored by it. I think it would be good choice as a rental, but there’s no need to add Stuart Little 2 to your DVD collection. I give it 3 stars out of 5.