December 14, 2002

Watch Me Pull a Rabbit Outta Ma Hat!

OOOOH! Here's an idea for a full-length movie: The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. No wait! Somebody already made this film in 2000. Gotta be some desparate B-grade-at-best performers, fur shure. Right? Wrong!

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is an innovative and irreverent live-action/animated comedy adventure based on Jay Ward's classic cartoon, which combines the talents of Robert De Niro as the insidious Fearless Leader, Jason Alexander as the evil Boris Badenov and Rene Russo as the seductress Natasha Fatale. In addition to cameos from such names as Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Carl Reiner and others, the trio are joined by a CGI-created Rocky and Bullwinkle from the wizards of Industrial Light & Magic.

Fred's Review: Roger Rabbit meets Blazing Saddles. There are some neat sight gags and enough puns to keep you on your toes. What would Moose and Squirrel be without PUNS! All in all, I imagine only the flying rodent and the antlered ungulate were proud of this one when it was complete. The other characters who should have known better were hoping they would wake up and this movie would be nothing more than a bad CGI dream. If you were a big R & B fan like I was, this would be worth catching for free by accident like I did. But don't get a babysitter and go to town for this one.

Posted by fred1st at December 14, 2002 06:17 AM

Being R&B fans ourselves, we saw it at the theater with the kids when it first came out. My gauge of the success of a film is how many times during the course of it I look at my watch, and this one had me looking about every ten minutes. Nice concept but you're right, it probably wasn't worth the price of a movie ticket.

Posted by: Curt at December 17, 2002 12:05 AM

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