On the last day of filming of “Victorious”, Victoria Justice walked out of Nickelodeon Studios shaking her fist and saying “Your will forever be cursed. You will never have another hit EVER again! NEVER!” Then in a flash, she was gone forever.
Of course this could have been the storyline to Nickelodeon’s most recent movie called “Jinxed”. It would have been a much better story. Anyway onward with the review of this show
As I wrote a couple of months ago, I predicted that this movie would be a loser and boy was I right on with this one. This movie premiered on the night of Black Friday and has run several times since. Running at a total time of 1 ½ hours (roughly 1 hour 15 minutes without commercials), this movie is just a one trick pony that deals with a curse placed on a family generations earlier by an evil girl. Eventually the family ends the curse and gives it to the family of the girl who gave them the curse. However, in the end, the curse is once again given to the original family. Sorry to act as spoiler but this is the whole short movie. Not much to look at.
Let me say though that I love Ciara Bravo (from the show Big Time Rush) and it is good that she finally broke character as being a scheming girl to someone vulnerable. Unfortunately, this movie did nothing except made her look cute and adorable while going through the motions of making a movie.
The only redeeming value of this film is that this film reminded me of the type of slop that was released by Disney back in the 1970’s, the type of movies that always featured Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, and Cesar Romero amongst others. Back then, Disney was churning these movies on what seemed to be about 4 or 5 a year. And yet they were all basically the same lousy story and same type of premise. However, in the long run, this type of memories should be long forgotten and in no way resurrected. Unfortunately this movie in some ways does just that. Congratulations Nickelodeon for bringing back the bad past.
My score: 3
Summary: Ignore this short, boring movie unless you love Ciara Bravo. In that case, I recommend watching old episodes of “Big Time Rush”.
Now the point of this week’s posting. It appears that Nickelodeon has been jinxed.
One look at the Saturday night lineup is all the proof anybody would need. Consider that shows like “Wendell & Vinnie” are gone, “Sam & Cat” has disappeared replaced by “The Thundermans” and “Haunted Hathaways”. Both of these new shows rely on special effects and neither are funny. I may give a review of these shows in the future if they last long enough.
As far as “Sam & Cat” goes, the last show that aired 2 weeks ago made a reference to the crossroad of “Shields” and “Yarnell”. Anybody who grew up in the 1970’s may get the joke, but the audience that this show attracts won’t have a clue. I got the joke but it really wasn’t funny. With the ongoing references like this, it won’t be long that we say so long to this show.
Maybe this show is jinxed or cursed.
Finally on other front, I am surprised that ABC recently aired the show of “Lady Gaga and the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” was nothing more than an epic fail. First it aired for an 1 ½ starting at 9:30pm, well after most kids go to bed. Secondly, Lady Gaga is not what I call a kid-friendly celebrity. The show has had other airings, but they have all been after the midnight hour. Is there something offensive about this show that it has to air so late, beyond Lady Gaga being on it? I have not watched this show and have no intention to as I do not like Lady Gaga no matter how much I like the Muppets. I bet I am not alone in this.
Maybe that show was cursed as well…