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Yogi Bear (2010)
Good for a laugh, Not for die hard fans
As a teenager who grew up with Hanna-Barbera and Bagdasarian, I was really nervous when I saw the first trailers for this movie. my first thoughts were "Why, Aykroyd, why?" But, being an Aykroyd fan, and seeing it on sale for $5 at Walmart, I decided to watch it and see.
First of all, it was definitely not true to the original cartoons, but then again, it is supposed to have a modern twist to it. Kind of like the new Chipmunk movies (Which, I hate to admit, didn't mind). There were a few bits from the cartoons, but the writers went their own way on it.
Putting aside any knowledge of Yogi Bear, I actually liked the movie. The story was kind of simple and easy to guess, but it isn't supposed to be some intense drama. It's a light comedy about a talking bear.
I have read some reviews talking about the humour in the movie, well I have to admit the joke about using the turtle as a footstool made me have to pause the movie because I kept bursting out laughing. I thought the humour was right on the dot, but then again, that's just my opinion of what I think is funny.
One thing I didn't like was that I found the scenes between the actors and the bears awkward. Obviously the actors didn't have the CGI bears right there in front of them, but I think it could have been done a little bit better.
All in all, I liked the movie. But if you are a die hard Yogi fan, it might not be the best movie for you. That is my reasoning for giving it a seven out of ten.