Box art for Yogi Bear (2010)

Yogi Bear (2010)

action & adventure, anime & animation, children & family, comedy


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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    13%
  • Audience Score
    34%

common sense

ON for kids age 7
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5

Dumber-than-average family comedy won't even impress kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this broad comedy based on the Yogi Bear cartoons is age-appropriate for most elementary schoolers. There are some cartoonish, slapstick disasters (people falling, pies hitting Yogi in the face, people evacuating a campsite after fireworks start flying everywhere, etc.), and some insults (such as "stupid" and "loser"), but other than that, things are pretty tame. One couple does flirt and eventually shares a brief kiss, but there's no overt sexuality. The consumerism is also surprisingly mild, with only a few cars as product placements. Amid the silly humor, kids may learn how valuable state and national parks are and why it's fun to explore the outdoors with your family. Note: The 3-D version of the movie makes some parts feel more immediate/lifelike, but it doesn't have the "scary" factor that other 3-D flicks do.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's environmentally friendly message. What point is it making about parks? Do you agree?
  • Compare this movie to others based on cartoons. Which other cartoons do you think should be adapted for the big screen?
  • Was Ranger Jones actually ready to be named head ranger? What happens when you're allowed to do something you're not mature enough to do yet?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    13%
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  • Audience

    34%

Audience Reviews

2 stars

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

2 stars

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