Small Soldiers

release year: 1998
genre: action/adventure/comedy
viewing setting: home DVD, 12/5/98
what I expected: funny, if senseless mayhem
what I got: a bit of a disappointment, actually

synopsis: Thanks to a powerful military microchip, a prototype toy line comes alive and causes chaos.

impressions: This was a fairly corny movie. It had some funny parts (mostly the voice of Tommy Lee Jones as the commander of the hostile toys) but for some reason I found it generally stupid. It was stuck in the limbo between a good kids' movie and something like a Chucky movie.

acting: Not bad, really; as I said, Tommy Lee Jones' voice work was the highlight.

final word: It just didn't click with me.

rating: C-

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