I highly recommend watching the trailer for the movie. There are spoilers ahead for this film, if you are okay with spoilers, read on! Even if you do not like musicals normally, you may enjoy this one, as I did:
What I Like About Lyle Lyle Crocodile
Since I'm a big lover of reptiles, pretty much anything that includes reptiles, I will love anything that they are in. This can be from Jurassic Park, to How To Train Your Dragon, and rarely, musicals like Lyle Lyle Crocodile. It is a great movie, and a fun, feel-good film that I strongly recommend you give a watch.
I feel that this film will be one I rewatch on occasion since it is a feel-good type of film, and it has one of my favorite types of animals, REPTILES! Who can say no to the cute, scaley creatures that are Reptiles? I did use to own a Leopard Gecko, named Chomper. He is no longer with me and is living with another family in town that has lots of other reptiles, so his housing situation is a bit more comfortable, I would say.
Lyle's Growth Through The Film
While the main characters (in this case, the boy Josh & the crocodile Lyle) are still learning about each other, the kid's parents are nervous. This is understandable since a LIVE CROCODILE is living in their attic. But eventually, the parents get to know Lyle and then they all become friends and are attached to one another. So much so that towards the latter third of the film, they even go so far as to rescue Lyle from being put in a zoo exhibit.
Lyle's Growing Friendships
Eventually, once they become more comfortable with the crocodile, their dad discovers that Lyle was living in their house. Understandably he was very scared and tried getting the entire family out of the house, to keep them safe. If this was real life, I would probably feel the same way until I got to know Lyle as a friend. Would you not feel the same way as I do? It makes sense.
Rescuing Lyle From The Zoo
This whole act is one of my favorite parts of the film, where the human characters come to their senses and do whatever they must to maintain their friendship with Lyle the crocodile. This is a turning point in the film, where everyone makes mistakes and learns to fix them and maintain friendships.
Learning To Overcome His Shyness
But in the last act, he overcomes his shyness for the most part and proves to the world that he is a unique crocodile that deserves the love and life that the Primm family gave him. The singing from Lyle is decent, in my opinion, but could have been better. After all, singing in public can be a cause of nervousness in most humans, and in a crocodile that has that unique skill? HECK yea it can be tough to overcome.