The Flintstones: On the Rocks is a TV movie that really surprised me when it first came out. I barely heard anything about it ahead of time, but when I tuned into it on its debut, I was just surprised.
The one unique thing about this movie is that it brings Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty all back to their true form. Everything that they were in the year 1961 is back. Which means: all of the extra characters are gone. No Pebbles. No Bamm-Bamm. No Hoppy. Not even the Great Kazoo. Everything seen here is taken from square one.
The producers even went thru the trouble of finding new voice actors for the characters. Jeff Bergman revives the classic Alan Reed voice of Fred Flintstone, and Tress McNellie can be called the first successor to the voice of Wilma Flintstone. Kevin Michael Richardson and Grey DeLisle do excellent jobs as Barney and Betty, respectively.
The story is really good; Fred and Wilma are having problems in their marriage, which they try to remedy on a vacation. Barney and Betty tag along for support. However, things don't go out quite well for the four of them, especially when there's a burglar loose. Good story, plenty of suspense, and lots of laughs.
The Flintstones: On the Rocks is a gift to all old-age Flintstones fans (since the show has underwent so many changes in the past decades), and a great revival of The Flintstones for new-age fans.
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