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When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.
35 years after The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show's cancellation, our two TV heroes have been living off the finances of their reruns on TV. To make matters worse, Rocky has lost his ability to fly, and the trees in Frostbite Falls have all been cut down. Meanwhile, over in Pottsylvania, home of Rocky and Bullwinkle's arch enemies Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha, the Iron Curtain has fallen, leading the villains to leave Pottsylvania, and dig through a tunnel all the way to the TV of a Hollywood Producer, Minnie Mogul. She signs a contract, giving her the rights to produce the Rocky and Bullwinkle Movie, and accidentally pulls the three villains out of the TV, turning them into humans! Now, they have an evil plan to hypnotize America, using RBTV (Really Bad TeleVision), making everyone's mind mush, so he can go on to the TV, and get everyone to vote him President of the USA! However, new FBI Agent Karen Sympathy has an assignment--get the only ones who could ever defeat the villains- ... Written by
In the end credits, Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader, in their original animated designs against a black background, fight for control of the credits and alternatively display each of the major credits as if they are turning a revolving wall panel with the credits printed on it. Then the end credits begin to change on their own while the characters chase each other in varying combinations. Then the minor end credits begin to scroll up normally with one last display of Rocky and Bullwinkle seated and waving to the audience. See more »
"The Adventures of Rockey and Bullwinkle" is not my type of movie. However, it is so giddy over itself and so shamelessly self referential it's hard not to go along with it. If only just to see what it has up it's sleeve. While many movies throw in winks and nods at itself to cover up for it's lack of originality, 'R&B' is through-and-through, without a doubt a parody of itself. Just as the original TV show was. It's best and funniest moments come in the opening animated sequence and often from the narrator - I don't really care for that dumb Moose and flying squirrel to much.
The cast...well, I don't know. Robert DeNiro, Jason Alexander and Rene Russo certainly cover their cartoonish characters perfectly, but at the same time it's also a little embarrassing seeing such fine thespians rolling around in this. Piper Perabo shines with the least to loose and delivers one of the cutest performances ever put on film (it's a small category). The direction is creative. We are given some stunning scenes of animation - like Bullwinkle literally surfing the internet. The live-action/animation mix is not quite as seamless as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (also referenced in this movie) but it's the best since then. The whole movie is ahead of the rest of it's pack by the writing. The script is sharp. It throws lines at us with a rapid fire pace - sarcastic, ironic and occasionally laugh-out-loud-despite-yourself funny. Much of it will go over the heads of the target kid audience. I love Janeane Garofalo as a movie studio executive tossing out scripts she deems "to intelligent". Yes, it's hollow, lacks any character development, is an endless parade of cameos (we could have done without those Kenan and Kel kids), is ridiculously anti-climactic, filled with plot holes, doesn't give us much of an original idea and will probably be forgotten 5 minutes later... but it's supposed to be like that. It makes for a great diverting romp. What can I say - the damn thing's critic proof.
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