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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Dan Aykroyd (voice)
Justin Timberlake (voice)
Anna Faris.
Directors
Eric Brevig.
Screenwriters
Joshua Sternin
Jeffrey Ventimiglia.
Running Time
80 minutes

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Yogi Bear
It's a boo-boo


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Plot
A documentary maker travels to Jellystone Park where he encounters Yogi (Dan Aykroyd), Boo-Boo (Justin Timberlake) and their adversary, the pesky Ranger Smith.


Review
Yogi Bear
When asked in Zombieland if he had any regrets, Bill Murray sighed deeply and replied, “Garfield.” It’s a warning his Ghostbusters castmate Dan Aykroyd has failed to heed, lending his voice to his own update of a tubby ’toon icon. While it’s not completely odious, the people involved clearly have no idea what to do with Yogi beyond some tired “picernick”-snatching japes, leaving the human cast (including a tranquilised-looking Anna Faris) to dominate the screentime. Questions linger, unanswered. What drug did they use on Justin Timberlake to make him sign on as Boo-Boo? Why are characters amazed by an exotic turtle but not by talking bears? And will one of these wretched films ever restrain itself from making the CG animals dance to hip-hop?


Verdict
The wee'uns may enjoy the forest-based capers but for adults this is no pickernick.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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Yogi Bear is a terrible film. The problems with the film is boring, dull, not funny and dosent do a great job on yogi bear that they should have done. The only good parts in the film is remembering how the yogi bear cartoon series was like. I would recommend not to go see this film. ... More

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Posted by Edward9630 at 02:34, 08 August 2011 | Report This Post


Before you say it....

I'm sure it's suitably terrible, but before anyone says it, let me counter. This does not change anyone's memories of the original cartoons. No childhoods have been raped. This is just a crappy cash-in of a much loved show which we can all continue to cherish regardless. There is a plus when this stuff happens and that's that the originals get a look in by a new generation, and that's good enough for me. ... More

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