How on Earth did this sequel get made?! The first film was not only loathed by critics (read Roger Ebert’s review) but it was a financial disaster as well. Boxofficemojo.com, while not having any figures as to what it cost, shows that it made only $36.5 million from both domestic & overseas receipts. And all that babies walking & talking CGI had to have cost a lot in 1999!
And in reading Ebert’s review, Baby Geniuses 1 wasn’t just a bad movie, it was a horrendous, unbearable, Istar-bad movie.
Yet five years later, here we have Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 about to premiere. And its not some direct-to-video C-grade effort. Its getting a full release.
So what am I missing? Did it do unbelievably good on DVD or something? Or, like I said, just a director’s pact with Beelzebub?!