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Jimmy, the Boy Wonder

USA 1966
produced by
Hal Berg for Cinemation Pictures, Creative Communications
directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis
starring Nancy Jo Berg, Dennis Jones, David Blight jr, Karl Stoeber, Alan Rock
written by Hal Berg, music by Larry Wellington, special effects by Allison Louise Downe

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Little Jimmy (Dennis Jones) wishes for time to stand still - and thanks to some weird constellation or other, it really does. This worries the almighty Astronomer (Karl Stoeber) but plays right into the hands of the timekiller Mr Fig (David Blight jr), who wants time to stand still forever so he can be lazy for the rest of his life. Not an option figures the Astronomer so he sends his daughter Aurora (Nancy Jo Berg) to Jimmy, and she convinces him to kickstart time again, which is not as easy as it sounds, because he has to accompany her to the World's End where he has to insert a globe ... well, somewhere. And all along the way, Mr Fig sets up traps to keep them from achieving their goal. Thing is, he's not all that good when it comes to setting up traps, he hardly slows anyone down, and Jimmy and Aurora even take some time out to watch a cartoon (a cutdown version of the French animated feature La Bergère et le Ramoneur/The Curious Adventures of Mr Wonderbird [1952] by Paul Grimault, which follows roughly the same storyline) for inspiration.

Eventually, Jimmy and Aurora succeed in kickstarting time once more ...

 

Herschell Gordon Lewis has become famous first and foremost for his gore films of course, but he has also made a small handful of kiddie movies - which are far less impressive than his horror output. Basically, the problem of Jimmy the Boy Wonder is its cheapness coupled with Lewis' apparent inability to capture his young audience's imagination. So a trip to the World's end with elements from Lord of the Rings and Wizard of Oz is nothing more than a walk through some fields on a reasonably sunny day, all the song-and-dance routines look ill-prepared and lazily executed, and the occasional special effect just crappy. Add to this props and costumes that don't in the least look fancy or convincing, and a storyline that for the longest time seems to lead nowhere in particular and is full of stale ideas, and you will have a rough time keeping your young audience interested.

Definitely not worth your time - but certainly of interest to Herschell Gordon Lewis afficionados.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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