I was quite fond of The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, so I was pretty happy they made The Monkey’s Uncle, which is basically its sequel. Not that the story line is too *involved* throughout both movies. It’s all basically just a few nutty happenings between Merlin, his girlfriend Jennifer, and their chimp Stanley. This time around, the trio dabbles in “honest” cheating methods for dumb jocks, as well as developing the world’s first ever man-powered flying machine. The movie is cute, as is its primate co-star, but it’s not exactly laugh out loud funny. That said, I’ve really come to like Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello as a duo. They’re just impossibly cute together.
- I could not help but laugh when Merlin tells Jennifer to be “scientific, not feminine.” Wouldn’t want that now!