2.5 out of 5 stars (decent)
When Cody Maverick was a child “Big Z,” the best surfer in the world of penguins, came to his island and inspired him to become a surfer. Ever since, Cody has been devoting almost all of his time to surfing. When he’s not sorting fish, he is hitting the waves. But he is always being pushed down by his older brother, Glen.
When Mikey Abromowitz, a surfing scout working for the “Big Z Memorial Surfing Contest” comes to the island driving a whale and looking for new talent, he initially rejects Cody. A determined Cody starts following the whale and is pulled aboard by a dummy chicken named Chicken Joe. The two quickly develop a close friendship. But Cody has a problem. He will be facing off against Tank Evans, who has won the competition nine times in a row.
When Tank goes against Cody in a normal surfing race, Cody loses and almost drowns. He is saved by the beautiful lifeguard named Lani, who then takes him to the island medicine man who is known as “The Geek.” Cody apparently stepped on something when he was drowning that stabbed into his foot. I thought it was funny when the Geek uses ancient arts of urinating on him to cure the wound (we don’t see it, we just hear a loud scream from inside the hut).
While Cody is getting better, Chicken Joe is in the jungle looking for him while having some adventures of his own. He gets captured and put into a pot by natives. He is so stupid that he thinks the pot is a hot tub. The big race is only days away, though, and Cody needs to get back in time for it.
This movie had some funny parts and a really big surprise, but the only problem was that it didn’t have any famous actors. Well, there was Shia Lebouf from “Transformers,” Jon Heder from “Napoleon Dynamite,” Jeff Bridges and James Woods.
The good news is I never have to see this movie again- it’s not a classic.
Rated PG for some crude humor and mild language.