Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: Kronk's New Groove (2005)

When Kronk finds out that his father is coming for a visit, he does anything he can think of to empress him.   After all of his plans go awry, his friends attempt to help give his father what he wants.   Kronk comes to realize that his friends and family are more important than things.

     This is one of the few Disney sequels that I have actually enjoyed.   I watched it directly after watching The Emperor's New Groove, so I caught a lot of inside jokes and other funny stuff .   In other words, I was a giggly mess for almost four hours.   ☺
     Kronk, the henchman/budding chef from the last film, is now happily employed at Mudka's Meat Hut.   He's living his dream as head cook of the place and has many friends in the villagers.   After reciving a letter saying that his father is coming to visit, he panics.   He pours out his story to the waitress.
      As a child, Kronk explains, his father never appreciated him.   Kronk's only wish was to be a cook, and Kronk's father did not support that.   All his father wanted from him was to settle down with a wife and kids in a big house on a hill.   Kronk, of course, was not able to supply that.   He lied to his father in all his letters about his large house and his family in an effort to satisfy his father.   Kronk tells how he almost had these.
     Yzma, the villain from the last movie, was up to her old antics.   She enlisted Kronk's help to sell "youth potions" to the people at the senior home.   When the seniors run out of money to purchase them, they sell the senior home to Kronk.   Kronk makes it into his dream house on a hill.   After realizing that that the "youth potion" is only slime, he gives the senior home back.
     At Camp Chippamunka, Kronk meets Miss Birdwell.   At first, the two are instant rivals.   Later, after discovering their same interests, they fall in love.   When one of Kronk's campers cheats in a competition, Kronk takes the blame.   Miss Birdwell is angry, and the two break up.
     When Kronk's father shows up at Mudka's Meat Hut, his friends agree to help him keep up with his deception.    Several friends pretend to be Kronk's wife and children, causing confusion an chaos.   Kronk eventually has to admit that he has not lived up to his father's standards.   Will his father still accept him for the way he is?

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
     Though not quite as funny as the original, Kronk's New Groove still had me giggling the entire way through!   Unlike the original, this movie has more of a message.   This film tells you to be yourself, even when it's tough.   In the end, it's worth it to be honest about what you want to make of yourself.   Also, you'll probably want to bake after this, so pull out your favorite spinach puffs recipe!

Have you seen Kronk's New Groove?   What is your favorite part?
(Also, have you ever tried spinach puffs?   Are they tasty?)


  1. Kronk's New Groove definitely wasn't as good as the original, but I'd definitely say that I enjoyed it quite a bit! Thanks for your thoughts. :)

    1. You're welcome! I loved it. I love movies that make me laugh! ☺