A fun movie — 5 years ago
The first time I watched this I didn’t like it at all. I remember thinking after it was over, “What the heck was that”. On my second viewing I began to warm up to it a little more, as it is a really funny movie. They say the third time’s the charm, and when I saw it the third time I began to really like it.
It’s definitely a weird movie. The movie cuts to Kuzco a lot, and breaks the third wall quite a bit with Kuzco referring to the movie as a movie. I have never seen anything like it before, so it took me a while to warm up to it. Now, though, I love it. Ertha Kitt is wonderful as Ezma. She fits the over-the-top Disney villian mold perfectly, and her fate at the end of the movie causes me to chuckle every time I watch it.
And of course, there’s Kronk. I haven’t met a person yet who didn’t enjoy Kronk. He steals virtually every scene that he is in. He’s a dunderhead, but he’s a loveable dunderhead. The bit when he is singing his own theme song leaves me in stitches.
The film also manages to have a solid story despite the goofiness, which is the main reason that I grew attatched to it. It’s nice to see Disney change their formula for their animated classics, and it’s nice to see it work out as well as it did in Emporer’s New Groove.