Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Blue’s Big City Adventure.
This was definitely made with love of the original shows. As someone who only has a passing knowledge of them, I never felt lost or like I was missing something.
They did a great job balancing a simple story, music, and cameos. It reminded me of my childhood with the Muppets and Loonie Toons.
There is an honesty and earnestness in the characters that really comes through. Often kids show hosts feel like they’re faking it, but with these it felt like they were being an ideal version of themselves.
The cameos were great and a lot of fun for the adults.
The representation in the movie of disabled singers, dancers, and kids was excellent to see.
There were a lot of quotes and little references to other films. There was a lot of uplifting dialogue and great messages for kids.
Visuals and Music
The movie was colourful and well composed. The dancing was great, the costumes were really well thought out, and the special effects used to great… well, effect.
If I had one complaint it would be the cameraman’s love of tilt.
The music was catchy, uplifting, and pleasant.
I didn’t have the nostalgia for the film but I still felt it in the loving way it was made. I enjoyed it, but the basic story seemed to stress out the other adults. The 6 year old loved it and even interacted even though she’d never watched the show. The 3 year old was glued to the screen, although he insisted he didn’t like it. (He wanted to watch Selena+Chef)
This is a warm hug in the form of a movie. Whether you grew up on Blue’s Clues or just want a feel good musical, this is a great choice. The dance, music, costumes, are all excellent, but it’s the joy and earnestness of the actors that truly elevates the film
Final Score: 4 Stars out of 5