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SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 suffers from a silly basic concept and some inane execution. It also sends some conflicting messages to children and their parents. On the one hand, it extols the importance of parents and teaches that people, especially children, need to pull themselves away from the TV set and do other things. On the other hand, it has a Romantic worldview that teaches the narcissistic notion of personal empowerment. It also endorses the separation of your heart from your mind, a false Romantic teaching that has confused many people about the nature of truth.
(Ro, BB, AC, Pa, O, LL, V, M) Romantic worldview endorses the notion of personal empowerment and the false separation of your heart from your mind, and moral elements extol parents, warn about the dangers of television, value children, and send an anti-Communist message that insightfully compares Communists with Adolph Hitler’s National Socialist Germany, also character assumes Buddhist pagan lotus position and levitates, but there are no explicit references to Buddhism per se, so scene comes across as some kind of New Age occultism; four very light obscenities (heck), six light exclamatory “My God” profanities, a few jokes about baby diapers, and sound of baby passing gas in one scene; light action and comic violence such as boy kicks villains, infants knock villains over, a couple groin kicks, a few punches, and villains fall into water; no sex scenes; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking but boy rebukes adult when he lights up a cigarette; and, lying and villain kidnaps boy and tries to control the minds of people through television.
GENRE: Comedy/Science Fiction
Despite a funny performance from Jon Voight as the head villain, SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 suffers from a silly basic concept and some pretty inane execution. It also sends some conflicting messages to children and their parents.
The movie opens at a daycare center where a baby named Archie tells his three pals about a preschool superhero named Kahuna in 1962 who battles the evil Captain Kane, an East German Communist officer who imprisons orphans. Jump back to the present day and Captain Kane is now posing in Los Angeles as media mogul Bill Biscayne, who is starting a new children’s network.
Kane has a plan to control the minds of all children through television so that they think of Biscayne products all the time. Archie’s father Stan is unknowingly working with Biscayne. Kahuna, looking like he hasn’t aged a day, appears in the city, ready to stop Kane/Biscayne’s evil plan. In his secret lair under the Hollywood sign, Kahuna gives Archie and his friends their own super powers, and they learn the truth behind why Kahuna never ages and why Kane hates Kahuna so much.
SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 contains some positive moral elements, in that it extols the importance of parents and teaches that people, especially children, need to pull themselves away from the television and do other, more worthwhile things. It has a Romantic worldview, however, that endorses the narcissistic notion of personal empowerment and believing in yourself rather than believing in God. It also endorses the separation of your heart from your mind, a false Romantic teaching that has confused many people about the nature of truth. Adding to these Romantic elements is a brief scene of New Age levitation.
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