Another unnecessary sequel from those pesky cartoonists at Disney, right? A less-than-acclaimed original in the first place, right? Sure, I can agree with those sentiments; after all, I thought them as I popped in the DVD, watching only on the recommendation of a less than reliable source. Yet all I can say is I enjoyed it."Kronk's New Groove" includes some of the crude humor becoming increasingly present in Disney's 21st century work, but beyond that point it is a fun little story about burly henchman-turned-chef Kronk, best remembered for his idle squirrel chit chat in the original. Here, Kronk finds himself trying to please his father, but struggling when his conscience intervenes with his efforts.But story is not what carries this movie. It is the delightful anachronisms, the self-defacing humor, the cross-dressing, the parodies, and the PERFECT voice provided by Patrick Wharburton to Kronk that makes this so much fun. The story alone is predictable, but with edgy humor ornamenting it, the movie draws laughs (and maybe even a tear).So before writing "Kronk" off as another waste of time and animation by the Disney brain-trust, check it out at Hollywood Video or Blockbuster. It was well worth the $3.00, in my opinion.
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