Kronk’s New Groove (also known as The Emperor’s New Groove 2: Kronk’s New Groove) is a 2005 American direct-to-video animated musical comedy film released by The Walt Disney Company on December 13, 2005. The film is the sequel and spin-off to the 2000 animated film The Emperor’s New Groove, and features reprises of the roles of David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton and Wendie Malick from the original film, with new voices by John Mahoney and Tracey Ullman. It was also the last film to feature the voice of John Fiedler, who died six months before the movie was released.
There is also an I in shit as in, my god, this is such a piece of shit.
The Emperor’s New Groove was a funny and overall very enjoyable movie but with Kronk’s New Groove, it just feels lifeless and pointless compared with the first movie.
The overall stories they tell, yeah, this basically feels like Atlantis II and Tarzan & Jane in which they take an unaired pilot for a TV series and advertise it as a movie, are not exciting or engaging.
The humor is definitely a major step down compared to the bing bang Looney Tunes-esque style humor in The Emperor’s New Groove and they never have good payoffs to any of these jokes like really, what’s funny about Yzma returning to her old form but just give her a tail instead of just having her be the cat like she was at the end of the original movie?
Even the voice actors are wasted here, they got the main voice cast from the movie to come back and add John Mahoney and Tracey Ullman to the cast and they really have nothing to do except to help pad out a 72 minute movie to sell to kids. David Spade in particular is completely pointless here as Kuzco as he’s basically just in the film to say “hey, I’m in this movie too” and nothing else.
Honestly, if you want to see a way better continuation of the story of The Emperor’s New Groove, go watch The Emperor’s New School, the spinoff TV series they did shortly after this movie came out, it’s set up in an entirely different continuity than Kronk’s New Groove is and is more enjoyable and much funnier than anything you will get in this movie.
Kronk’s New Groove is the typical example of a bad Disney direct-to-video sequel, pointless, lifeless, and not anywhere close to the caliber of its’ source material, this is definitely one you will want to skip on.
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