Monster High Boo York Boo York Movie Info:
The ghouls are taking a bite out of Boo York! The De Niles are hoping to meet their dynastic destiny and carve out a new empire, while Catty Noir is trying to find her music. Together the ghouls are taking Boo York by storm.
Director: William Lau
Writer: Keith Wagner
Stars: Laura Bailey, Cam Clarke, Debi Derryberry
I went into this movie expecting to get a few good laughs at a few mistakes but an overall halfway decent movie I might possibly show to children. What I got was an hour-and-a-half long, musical commercial that was so poorly thrown together I could swear the script was written by the same hacks who wrote Batman and Robin.
About all the series has ever had going for it was some good character designs (as is expected for a series devoted to selling dolls) and some good puns and comic relief. However, all that was here were about 50% of the cast with good new outfits and one or two decent puns.
The rest of the film, well all I can say was it was sloppily shoved together last minute. The voice acting was bad, there was no character development to speak of, the animation (though at times good) was mostly sloppy, and there were so many sub-plots and such hastily done writing that the entire thing just felt messy. Not to mention there was so much retelling of the plot it felt like the entire thing was being shoved down my throat. The fact that the writers felt it was so necessary to remind the audience of the plot every two minutes is a serious insult on the intelligence of children.
Why were Frankie, Draculaura, and Clawdeen even in this movie? They literally had no purpose. The rest of the characters changed emotions so fast I couldn’t keep track and when something bad happened it was resolved immediately with no real repercussions. There was hardly a conflict and the message was so cliché it would only be considered original back in the ice age.