April 21, 2023

If you know me, you know I adore crappy, kids movies. Zombie from Disney Channel is on my top 10 list, and I have a mint copy of the DVD of that stupid movie.


Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile was too stupid for me though. Now, I do have previous experience with the book series that sprouted this movie. I read one of the books in which Lyle’s mother comes to visit, shoplifts, and gets put in jail before helping deliver a child.


This movie was nothing near the sheer chaos of the original books, and I do say that makes the whole experience worse. It’s just a dumb movie with too many side plots. They tried to make this story modern, but it simply doesn’t work.


I’m going to list what I think were the worst parts of this movie. 1) The cat had IBS, 2) Lyle looks more like an alligator than a crocodile, 3) there was this side plot about a little girl wanting to become a famous “Sweep” (stand in for TikTok or Instagram) dancer, 4) the side plot of the mom being a health nut and needing to outgrow it, and 5) there was, I kid you not, a “paint me like one of your french girls” scene with Lyle.


This movie is just terrible. The main plot is confusing, New York looks nothing like New York, and I hated every single character. It just wasn’t enjoyable and isn’t worth your time.

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Ollie Warren is a senior writing and publishing major. They write the Flip Feature column, review Lincoln Park shows, and work as the managing editor of The SIREN. They love to watch movies, swim, and learn about history and science. After high school, they plan to go to college and get a degree in History Ed.

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