God, this movie is awful.
Anyone whose seen the original Rescuers probably remembers it. It's memorable, the kind of film that sticks in your memory and you fondly remember it. The villains were neat, the child character was actually cute, the colors were tasteful and the environmens were inventive. The Rescuers Down Under is kind of like a mixture of the original Rescuers movie with an episode of Captain Planet.
This movie opens with a little Australian boy saying goodbye to his Australian mother, neither of whom have Australian accents, and wandering around the outback with his animal friends. Unlike the first movie, this child is irritatingly stupid. He frees a gigantic eagle from a poacher's trap and it makes friends with him. This totally denies the true nature of eagles, a predatory bird that would eat the delicious little boy. I'm not an asshole but I find it irritating that we can't just protect the animals, we also have to make them kind and forgiving. Eagles don't give a fuck about you so fuck eagles. The evil poacher ends up finding the boy, realizing tha the knows the whereabouts of the valuable eagle and locks him in a cage. The evil poacher, McGreedy, doesn't have an Australian accent either.
We're introduced to our heroes, Bianca and Bernard, while they're eating dinner at a little restaurant full of cute vermin on the top of a chandelier in a fancy resaurant for humans. The waiters in this cute little restaurant are cockroaches who feed the refuse of the human restaurant to the rodents tha dine there. Needless to say the idea made my stomache churn like a washing machine. "Shoonka, shoonk! Shoonka, shoonk!" You all know what a washing machine sounds like. Bernard is about to ask the sexy white French mouse to marry him when they are called off to a mission in Australia where they are supposed to rescue that annoying little hippy. They meet an Australian mouse who has an Australian accent and he helps them find and rescue the boy and the eagle all while ignroing the safety of Bernard and trying to flex and impress for Bianca. They save the day and everyone's happy except for me because this movie has a huge gross out factor plus annoying leftist hippy animal worship bullshit.
If I was trapped in a cage and a bunch of talking mice tried to rescue me and revealed that there were civilizations of intelligent animals living with me I'd be too nauseated to go on living. I'd choose the cage over the confrontation of how gross the world is.
3 of 10
Here is John Rafft who storyboarded this movie. I cammand the followers of this livejournal to kill him for besmirching the name of the Rescuers.