Tommy and the Cool Mule (DVD Review)17 May, 2009 By: Erika Carmona
Prebook 5/19/09; Street 6/16/09
Rated ‘PG’ for some rude language.
Stars Grant Barker, Kevin Sorbo, Ice-T.
Tommy and the Cool Mule is a cute, heartwarming tale about Tommy (Grant Barker), a young boy who is forced to grow up and look out for his family after his father’s passing. As a means to survive, Tommy’s mother sells his father’s beloved horses, leaving him crushed.
However, when he is invited to the birthday party of the town bully, Nathan, Tommy comes across a talking mule. Startled by the situation, Tommy leaves, thinking it was just his imagination. But before he knows it, Mr. Davis (Kevin Sorbo from “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), gives him Jackie-A (voiced by Ice-T), the talking mule, as a gift, after he discovers how well the boy can manage the old, stubborn, mule.
Together Jackie-A and Tommy embark on a friendly journey, which allows Tommy to discover a life lesson after he enrolls in the town’s annual livestock competition. Others aren’t so thrilled, such as Nathan and his buddies, who see Jackie-A and Tommy as a threat in the competition.
Collectively, the boys plan a scheme to prevent them from appearing at the show.
This comedy will have family members and animal lovers of all ages entertained. Jackie-A’s funky, urban lingo is reminiscent of Shrek’s sidekick, Donkey, and those who enjoy such family-friendly fare with talking animals will enjoy this film.