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* UnfortunateName: The babies' nicknames in the first movie are Sly and Whit; one of the babies' in the second film is named Finkleman.


It was followed by a sequel, ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. Clark planned a third movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A fourth movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.

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It was followed by a sequel, ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. Clark planned a third movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure [[DiedDuringProduction he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A fourth movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.


* WhamLine: In the sequel;[[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]

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* WhamLine: In the sequel;[[spoiler: "You sequel; [[spoiler:"You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]


* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: In the sequel;[[spoiler: "You think I went to all this trouble just because dad liked you best?!?"]]


* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?

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* AllGermansAreNazis: Implied in the third film. The British have a Literature/SherlockHolmes expy, the French have an [[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Inspector Clouseau]] expy, the Italians have a [[OliveGarden [[SpaghettiAndGondolas random pizza baker]], and the Germans have... [[UsefulNotes/TheGestapo Herr]] [[Series/AlloAllo Flick]]?

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* DeathByGenreSavviness: The two mooks listed below under GenreSavvy give Sly the exact same speech about how they know he set a trap to hit them in the groin with a ski and that they won't fall for it by standing in a different spot, only to get hurt anyway when they move out of the way of Sly spitting at them and step right where the ski is.


The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of May 2019, the first two movies are in the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]], the first at #23 and the second at #3. And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a '''fifth''' soon followed.

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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: ''Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of May 2019, the first two movies are in the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]], the first at #23 and the second at #3. And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' third movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' fourth movie has been released too, and a '''fifth''' fifth soon followed.



* OlderThanTheyLook: In the second film, Kahuna is definitely too old to be considered a superbaby; this gets even creepier when we discover he's actually a grown man who never aged past childhood.
** Did we forget to mention he's the [[spoiler: brother of the sixtysomething Bill Biscane]] in this movie?

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* OlderThanTheyLook: In the second film, Kahuna is definitely too old to be considered a superbaby; this gets even creepier when we discover he's actually a grown man who never aged past childhood.
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childhood. Did we forget to mention he's the [[spoiler: brother [[spoiler:brother of the sixtysomething Bill Biscane]] in this movie?


* BabyLanguage

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* BabyLanguageBabyLanguage: UpToEleven: In this universe all of that gibberish babies do (talking, art, even fumbling around with musical instruments) is actually a super-complicated cypher that requires super-computers to decode.

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* PolishTheTurd: As of May 2019, ''Baby Geniuses 2'' has a 2.1 rating on Website/IMDb (albeit with a suspiciously high number of 10/10 votes). However, positive reviews have inexplicably started appearing in July 2014 and have gotten plenty of "helpful" votes while negative reviews have gotten just as many "unhelpful" votes. The positive reviews seem to be a mix of {{AstroTurf}}ing and {{troll}}ing, but the high number of 10/10 votes and the upvotes/downvotes of reviews clearly point towards turd-polishing from the producers.


The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a '''fifth''' soon followed.

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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in May 2019, the top twenty of first two movies are in the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on list]], the list as well, but has since fallen off).first at #23 and the second at #3. And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a '''fifth''' soon followed.


* {{Soundtrack Dissonance}}: The sappy Randy Travis song that played at the end of the movie. It tried to come across as a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}, but [[TastesLikeDiabetes failed horribly considering the source material]].

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* {{Soundtrack Dissonance}}: SoundtrackDissonance:
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The sappy Randy Travis song that played at the end of the movie. It tried to come across as a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}, but [[TastesLikeDiabetes failed horribly considering the source material]].movie.


The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a fifth soon followed.

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The film was critically panned; it was ranked by leading film critic Creator/RogerEbert as [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList one of his most hated movies.]] However, despite being savaged on all sides by critics, it made about triple its budget. It was followed by a sequel, ''[=SuperBabies=]: Baby Geniuses 2'', which starred Creator/JonVoight, in 2004. As of June 2015 resides in the top twenty of the [[Website/{{IMDB}} Internet Movie Database's]] [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom Bottom 100 list]] (the original used to be on the list as well, but has since fallen off). And even though neither of the original films were extremely successful, Clark planned a ''third'' movie, which has been released as a DirectToVideo movie titled ''Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels'' (which was originally going to be a TV show called ''Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators''), but since [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died in 2007]], a new director had to come in. in, Sean [=McNamara=]. A ''fourth'' movie has been released too, and a fifth '''fifth''' soon followed.


Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner), CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star Creator/PeterMacNicol) are researching infant pre-language.

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Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner), CEO of the Babyco corporation, has formulated a method of child rearing (the Kinder method) meant to produce exceptionally intelligent children. To demonstrate its superiority, she arranged for a pair of identical twin boys to be born to a surrogate mother. One of these twins, Whit, was adopted by Dr. Kinder's niece, Robin (Kim Cattrall), (Creator/KimCattrall), and raised as a normal child. The other, Sylvester (nicknamed Sly), was raised in a habitat in Babyco's secret lab, under the guidance of the Kinder method, along with a few other babies. The movie also establishes that babies have their own language and know the secrets of the universe, both of which are forgotten when they "cross over" at age 2. Both Dr. Kinder and Robin's husband Dan (''Series/AllyMcBeal'' star Creator/PeterMacNicol) are researching infant pre-language.

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* VocalDissonance: Bound to be the case as the babies are voiced by somewhat older children. The crude mouthing effects make it even more disconcerting.

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* SequelHook: From the first movie: "If they think I'm making the sequel for less than twenty mil, they're nuts!"

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