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|Genre:||Children's Movie, Adventure, Comedy|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 105 Min|
|FSK:||From 0 years|
The eleven-year-old Tobbi (Arsseni Bultmann) has it really not easy. At school, the passionate inventor is teased or even bullied and even his mother (Jördis Triebel) doesn't like it at all that her son prefers to spend his time with some inventions than on the football pitch. Actually, Tobbi only needs one thing: a friend. And he literally falls in front of his feet, in the form of the robot Robbi. He was separated from his parents when his spaceship crashed and now has little time to find them again. Tobbi of course wants to help him and he invents a vehicle with which Robbi can travel the long way to the Arctic, on land, at sea and in the air. And the only way to do that is with a flywat! But the unscrupulous Sir Joshua (Friedrich Mücke) is on the track of the robot and wants to use it absolutely for his purposes. He rushes the two bounty hunters Brad Blutbad (Sam Riley) and Sharon Schalldämpfer (Alexandra Maria Lara) to catch Robbi. And suddenly Tobbi finds himself at the side of the small robot in the flywattuet, on the run from the gangsters and on an exciting journey around the world…
With "Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt" the children's film expert Wolfgang Groos ("Rico, Oskar und das Herzgebreche", "The Vampire Sisters") delivers a successful remake of the classic children's book by Boy Lornsen. The story, which adults in particular will remember well from the multi-part puppet film from the seventies, was adapted for the new millennium, although the core of course remained the same. It's a pity that Groos unfortunately couldn't completely do without the Pupsi Kacka humor, which is so often used in German children's films, which might amuse little viewers, but which takes away the film's overall charm, which made the book and the puppet adaptation stand out.
However, even though the film becomes a bit interchangeable and misses a little of what makes Robbi so interesting for Sir Joshua - his heart - this version of "Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt" for children is quite successful. The suspense is always on a child-friendly level, Robbie is very lovable and the fun, which especially the couple Alexandra Maria Lara and Sam Riley seemingly had during the shooting, can also be transferred to the audience. Surely, for adult companions it would have been nice if the whole thing hadn't been implemented too childishly. But the target audience are children between the ages of 6 and 10, and they are really well served here.
You don't mind that the message of the story is also served with a wooden hammer, like many a flat gag. They are also not bothered by the fact that the effects are sometimes not completely convincing. And they don't mind that elements of the reinterpretation are very clichéd. Because the story told at a good pace takes them too much with it and the little robot grows so close to their hearts that they will wish they were sitting next to him in the flying suit. And that's all that matters in the end. "Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt" is despite some weaknesses a nice and entertaining children's film, which offers its target group 100 exciting, funny and thrilling minutes. And this is exactly what there is a proper one for: Worth seeing!
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