Yogi Bear (2010)
When Mayor Brown decides to shut down Jellystone Park, pic-a-nic-basket-stealing bears Yogi and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.
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Dumber-than-average family comedy won't even impress kids.
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I'm not going to claim that this destroyed my childhood. Mostly because I've always hated Yogi Bear. He's a terrible character. He's stupid, arrogant, and very selfish. He has, and never will have, any redeeming features. All he does is infuriate those around him. The film in general is also an abomination. Kids films don't have to be smart or emotional, just entertaining. This film is stuck in a comedic blackhole. Jokes about farts and poo! HAHA! Bears dancing to Sir-Mix-A-Lot? Really? That song is still funny? Wasn't it overused in Friends and Shrek years ago? Did Yogi Bear EVER dance? The plot is typical, but also adds pointless 3D effects. This is also probably why the film is unbearably bright. Watching it in 2D is even more painful. Yogi and BooBoo just don't fit in with their surroundings. They didn't have to look real. But their interactions with the real world did, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?! The actors don't even look like they know how to hug thin air. A big problem in such a movie. This is a miss on so many levels.
- kiriyamakazou, Saturday, March 5, 2011
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, T.J. Miller, Nathan Corddry, Andrew Daly, Josh Robert Thompson, David Stott Director: Eric Brevig Summary: When the greedy mayor (Andrew Daly) decides to close Jellystone Park to cash in by selling the land, Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Aykroyd) and his sidekick Boo-Boo (voiced by Justin Timberlake) must team with their adversary, Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh), to save their home. Meanwhile, filmmaker Rachel (Anna Faris) follows Yogi and captures his antics. My Thoughts: "Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake deserve props for the voices. They did a great job. But the film itself was a little on the boring side bringing very few laughs. My niece's and nephew completely disagree with me, as they should considering they are the audience for which this film was intended to be made for. But us grown ups who loved this cartoon as a child will in the end, prefer the cartoon over the film."
- LWOODS04, Monday, June 13, 2011
I was never a huge fan of it's original television show, but I can easily say that this film is far worse. I honestly think the the screenwriters were fired before the film was written and they just gave the worst possible script to the cast to read. The plot was extremely predictable and as soon as the first conflict happened, I already guessed the ending. Although albeit cheesy, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake actually gave it their best shot at nailing the voices of Yogi and Booboo, and I must say, I enjoyed at least that much of the film. It has the harmless kids atmosphere that I thoroughly enjoy in films, but here, this film almost hits rock bottom. I wish I hadn't wasted my time with this, but I do have to say that there are worse films out there. For huge Yogi Bear fans, you may find some enjoyment out of this 80 minute undeveloped feature, but I can barely say the same for me. It is too short to even have a hint of character development, and it has one of the most basic stories told in recent years. Yogi Bear is a big disappointment, but it could have been worse!
- fb733768972, Sunday, March 20, 2011