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Hop (2011)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  1 April 2011 (USA)
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E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

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Sam O'Hare (as Kaley Cuoco)
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Young E.B. (voice)
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Blind Boys of Alabama (as Jimmy Lee Carter)
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Storyline

Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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1 April 2011 (USA)  »

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I Hop  »

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Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,392,740 (UK) (1 April 2011)

Gross:

$108,012,170 (USA) (10 June 2011)
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E.B. was designed by Peter DeSève who created a lot of the Ice Age characters. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Fred O'Hare: Okay, if this job interview is so important to you, I'll swing by.
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A horribly tedious film
21 April 2011 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This time, the phrase "From the producers of Despicable Me" did not sound like a warning, but as a recommendation, because I moderately enjoyed that movie. Unfortunately, Hop ended up being a horrible film which uses the most cloying and tiring routines from the family cinema. In a few words, I found the story to be boring, the humor to be excessively simple and trite, and the performances (with one exception) to be lacking of any life or energy. However, the solid animation and vivacious music might fool to some kids to make them believe they are having fun.

I previously mentioned that almost all the performances (also the voice ones) feel listless. The only actor who shows conviction in his role is James Marsden as the leading character. His best attribute in this movie is that he makes us to believe he is genuinely interacting with a rabbit which would not exist on the screen until months later, during the post-production. And I also liked the fact that he takes his character seriously; thinking about it better, I think that that is what makes the relationship between his character and the rabbit credible. Unfortunately, Marsden's competent work was not enough for saving this movie from being an absolute tedium.

And just in case the screenplay was not questionable enough, Hop forces its premise even more in order to justify the use of sporadic rock-and-roll songs, with the hope of looking "cooler". Besides, the excuse of the rabbit wanting to be a rock singer is simply a rehash of the old cliché "son who refuses to follow his father's steps". Anyway, I think that Hop is an atrocious movie which made me feel like genuinely wasting my time. In other words, avoid it at any cost.


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