I hope everyone enjoyed their long Labor Day weekends and chose to do what I did, which was catch up on some games, television shows and movies. One movie I finally got to see was Regular Show: The Movie, which came out in theaters a few weeks ago but I didn’t go see it. It was released digitally last week, so I decided to pick it up and watch a movie with characters from one of my favorite cartoons. I really don’t want to call this a review only because I’m completely biased and I’ll praise anything and every Regular Show related, the show has Luke Skywalker as a cast member for pete’s sake.
If you think that the writer of Regular Show would come with some boring plot, then you have not been watching any of their episodes. Due to a failed high school science experiment involving Rigby and Mordecai a Timenado is created and starts destroying the universe. The future versions of Rigby and Mordecai are at odds with each other and Rigby decides to go into the past to try to stop the Timenado from being created. After coming to the present day instead of time of him in high school, he bestows the mission on present day Rigby along with a cryptic message about a secret only Rigby knows about that will save the world and his friendship with Mordecai.
The run time is only about an hour, but there’s a lot packed into the story. If you’re a Regular Show watcher then you know that they always sprinkle 80’s movies references in pretty much each episode, and this movie was no different. Being that this movie is about time travel and the biggest time travel movie ever is Back to the Future, there are some nods and even a mention of it without mentioning it. There’s also a pretty cool nod to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the beginning with Rigby and Mordecai as they try to race to the morning meeting at the park.
All of the park employees are in the movie, Eileen has a small part, Margaret says only one word and no hint of CJ anywhere. A Yoshimoto power glove makes an appearance, but that’s it. If I had to make one negative comment it would be about the lack of supporting characters. I was hoping for a few more old characters to come back, but sadly there wasn’t. Hopefully in the next movie there’ll be a bigger cast list.
The movie was funny, entertaining and well worth the price for it’s run time. If you’re a fan of Regular Show then you should watch this, if you haven’t already. If you don’t want to buy it now, you can watch it when it appears on Cartoon Network in late November.