zaterdag 7 mei 2016

100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 60: Hop

Director: Tim Hill
Genre: Animation/ Comedy
Runtime: 95 minutes
Year: 2011
Starring: James Marsden, Russell Brand, Hank Azaria, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Perkins, Kaley Cuoco, Chelsea Handler, Gary Cole

Description: E.B. (Russell Brand), the Easter Bunny's (Hugh Laurie) teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Review: A film about Easter, we had it coming. The makers of “Despicable Me” bring us the the animation “Hop”. On Easter Island there is a gigantic candy factory, where they make Easter candy. A team of chicks works there for the Easter Bunny. He is getting older and wants his son E.B. to take over. But E.B. isn’t ready for it and doesn’t have the ambition either. He wants to be a drummer instead. E.B. leaves the island to chase his own dream. There he meets Fred, an grown man who still lives with his parents and can’t find a job.
“Hop” is filled with typical Easter ingredients: eggs, chicks, bunnies. But it’s mostly a story about the expectations that parents have of their children. The film has some really funny moments. The factory looks really good and Russell Brand voices E.B. well. The problem here is that mix of animation of live action. It can work, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Mary Poppins”proved that. But here there is a distance between the animated characters and the people.
“Hop” is film that will be loved by children, the adults won’t like it as much. Maybe it’s because I’m a bunny owner myself, that I kinda had fun watching “Hop”.

Rating: 3/ 5

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