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April 2, 2011 | 10:47 a.m. CST
Adults will be checking their watches, or just making sure their kids aren’t wandering around the theater, until the 90-minute movie comes to an end.
Now, there are some cuties in this movie, but that does not make up for the downfalls of the film. The bunny is adorable, not to mention James Marsden, who plays Fred O’Hare, and might make it worthwhile for all the soccer moms to make it through the movie.Related Movie
One of the best aspects about the film is the Willy Wonka-like factory on Easter Island full of all the candy a kid could imagine. The visuals of the factory scenes are awesome.
The plot is very Christmas movie-esque except Santa and his presents are replaced with the Easter bunny and Easter baskets with a few chuckles thrown in. E.B. (Russell Brand) is a young bunny following his dream of becoming a drummer, but his dad, the Easter bunny, has different plans for E.B.’s future. E.B. runs away to Hollywood, where an unemployed Fred hits the runaway bunny with his car. The young bunny becomes an unwelcomed houseguest, and the two go on a journey together to follow their dreams.
The film incorporates animation with live action. The experience of the combination is good enough for kids under 10, but the adults will be bored.
All in all, Hop is a disappointing follow up to producer Chris Meledandri’s Despicable Me and director Tim Hill’s Alvin and the Chipmunks.