Woooooh! I needed one entire week to recover from the shock. XD
Yessss, we did it! The Fandom made it possible to set a proper closure to the show Hey Arnold!
Gooooosh, it was a thriller last friday! Not the movie, but the drama on twitter! XD That was the only good thing about the permanent ad breaks: We had time to twitter about #heyarnoldthejunglemovie
... and believe it or not, we got #1 in the US and #3 worldwide while the movie aired! That's just amazing!
So how did I like it? First, I'm ultra grateful that this movie exists, so no matter if I like it or not, it's a victory!
I guess it's unique in TV history, that a cancelled show get's its ending 15 years later. I'm grateful I was part of this historic event.
To the movie itself: I thought it was pretty rushed. Instead of advertising every 5 minutes they should have made this movie 10 minutes longer. Especially the ending was very sudden, there wasn't much of a conclusion for the side characters, which was suuuuch a shame. Like, I would have LOVED to see how Rhonda kopes with having her hair shaved off. Is she wearing a wig now, or a hat? XD
The villian wasn't much of a threat, but maybe because I didn't completely understand the plot. Why was Arnold the only one who could help the green eyed people? Cartoon logic or was there an explanation I missed?
And there actually was this trope of everybody hating Arnold for lying to them, only to help him out a few moments later ... That felt really klisheed.
Also: Where is Sheena? Does anybody know what happened to her? I don't remember seeing her in the movie.
But the main reason why I watched the show as a Kid - Arnold x Helga - got a pretty neat happy ending which was totally worth the wait!
Their scenes were really well written, I enjoyed every second of that.
So, no matter if you liked Hey Arnold! as a kid or not, check out the movie, if you have a chance! Mayyyyybe we might get a 6th season!
It's on amazon and itunes!
Maybe I'll write about my personal relation to that show later, because for some reason HA! is a quite important part of my childhood. But it's late (or early, depending how you put it XD) and I'm sooo tired.