Well as far as girl groups go, I suppose one could do worse than the Cheetah Girls. Something that is a pretty clear production of the Disney network, the only recognizable thing about the group itself is the appearance of the big-boned Raven Symone, otherwise known as the youngest Cosby kid.
And it appears that several different plot devices occur through the film. You’ve got the Help! or other delirious fans of young groups. Then the girls travel to what appears to be Spain after maxing out their success in the US, so they decide to go without really going, using enough exterior shots to match up with the sound stage scenes. Then you’ve got the whole thing about them wanting to make it big, and I think at one point one of the girls falls in love, but I could be mistaken on this.
At the end of the day, everyone enjoys the company of one another, and the Cheetah Girls are gradually transformed into the “amigas cheetahs”, becoming more accepting of their new surroundings. So I guess you can say that these four girls do more for international relations than the Bush administration has.
You get a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track that is OK, but past the numerous songs in the film, what’s really worth enjoying here? That’s what I thought.
I don’t know what the production year on this is, but if it’s been within the last several years, the full screen presentation on here is pretty pointless. Still, it’s safe to say that this is as good as the Cheetah Girls will look.
Well, if you want some extras that will get you to sing along to the songs in the film, or to get you to become “cheetah-licious”, then you’re in luck. Otherwise, pass on by.
The Cheetah Girls is so awesome that this is the second film, making me wonder when the trilogy boxset comes out. Well, maybe not, but there’s a following out there somewhere, and this does the job if you play it for the kid you’re sitting for, they’ll be distracted enough for 90 minutes to not talk to you.