I wasn't really into the TV series when I was young enough for it to be on TV regularly, but I saw it more than most cartoons. This movie starts off decent, promising laughs in a giant assault on Ms. Finster's stash of candy and preventing Principal Prickley from taking it away (and making him admit his fat saggy butt.) That part was hilarious. Then there's the fact that it's now summer vacation. Yahoo, for everyone except T.J., who ends up having to be alone for the summer; that is, until he finds there's some weird activity involving weird lights and satellites that look like missiles at the school. Someone might be out to sabotage Summer for good. Never mind how weird the planet would become and how it wh ould impact the environment. This is a kid's film, and the only thing they care about is fun and games.
The director's really know kids, and I guess I used to be like the kids here, and it has some brief moments where the character's really get to know activity behind those mean teachers that I can relate to. That's all fine, but when it's bad, it doesn't stop being bad. Let me count the things I didn't like: Apart from a brief 3-D sequence, in which you can tell how the animators did it, which is never really a good sign, there's nothing really edgy like the Rocky and Bullwinkle movie adaptation to bring it to a movie. Plus, our glorious T.J. reminds us how he got Principal Prickley arrested for tutoring them on hygiene (don't ask how) and blackmailing his sister to do something that I can't really forgive very quick. There's a sequence that involves some anger over thinking all of the events is a prank, and I guess I'd think so too, but, well, did it really have to be in there? There of course is a big boss battle at the end and it's exciting.
Not with Mikey singing with the annoying and spiritual low note singing voice he doesn't have. I think if you are past elementary school and want a school movie, watch Max Keeble's Big Move or Cameron Dallas' Expelled.