Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang
Based on noted Montreal author Mordecai Richler’s classic children’s adventure of the same name, this film is about a boy named Jacob (Max Morrow) who has to say everything twice to be heard, simply because he is the youngest of five children. Desperately needing to be taken seriously, he offers to go to the grocery store for his Dad, embarking on his first solo journey. The quest goes horribly wrong when he loses his nerve and runs off, only to bump into a ten-pound hanging salami. He wakes up to find himself in court charged with insulting a grown-up. The Singing Judge sentences Jacob to the children’s prison on Slimer’s Island. The fog-bound and crocodile-infested prison is presided over by the fearsome Hooded Fang (Gary Busey). Help is supposed to be on its way in the form of the heroic Child Power Masters. When that is delayed, Jacob Two Two hatches a cunning plan to take on the Hooded Fang himself. Fraught with childhood fantasies and fears, the film encourages children to feel strong in the threatening world of adults.
This movie features young Jacob Two Two, so called because his age is two plus two plus two! Also, he has two eyes, two ears, two hands, etc. Jacob also has to say things twice in order to be heard, as he does at the dinner table when everyone else is talking and not listening to him. His father sends him to the store to pick up two tomatoes, but Jacob is accidentally knocked out when he runs to the basement, mistakenly believing two police officers are after him.
Jacob dreams that a wrestler named Fang is talking to him and threatening him. He dreams too that a judge is after him, ready to condemn him. The judge sings a song calling him everything from creepy to a bad little boy. The good news, without giving the exact ending away, is that Fang becomes a friend to Jacob and becomes a good clown instead of a mean wrestler. This movie will be too intense for the very young, but we are awarding this imaginative movie our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages twelve plus. You’ve never seen anything like “Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang.”