You know...why are they still making Baby Geniuses sequels? The first one was really unpopular (and for good reason), the second one was hated even more, and recently, 3rd, 4th direct to dvd installments have been made (with a 5TH ONE planned)! People hate these movies, they aren't going to sell well, why are they still making them?
Your guess is as good as mine. Like I said, they aren't even popular movies, so WHY are they wasting money on making sequels? With popular movies like The Land Before Time, it at least made sense because THAT movie was popular. This however is just Hollywood stupidity at its finest.
You're right, as bad as the first one was, it was a big budget production, and you could tell by looking at it. Just by skimming thought those clips...it looked like one of those higher end YouTube videos, and that's NOT a good thing.
The worst part about this that this film was the last thing Bob Clark directed (and yes, the critic acknowledged that Bob Clark directed the original, too.) before he died. Also, Bob planned a third movie.