Though the last film in the Open Season trilogy, another film called Open Season: Scared Silly (2015) with an Entirely Different Cast recorded in Canada and released as a tv film instead of theatrically or Straight-to-DVD was released 5 years later (6 years while released in the us), which is non-canon. See more »
Boog plans a guy's trip, but all his friends back out for one reason or another. He goes alone and stumbles on to a circus and a beautiful female bear named Ursa. Switching places with a male bear named Doug, his friends in the forest soon become worried.
The reviews for this film are not stellar, and I think I can sum up why: the original voice cast is not involved in this picture, so the characters sound funny. The plot is thin, and the movie comes in under 90 minutes, letting you know that they didn't have a strong story (even including the dogs and cats seems forced because it is not related to the main story at all).
For me, I liked the film. I don't have a strong attachment to the original, so I wasn't as offended. And I think kids will like it. Sure, the voice for Boog was annoying... but then, I loved the dogs and cats, so it's a toss-up. I felt like this was going to be a launching pad for a TV series, because it has a "Madagascar" feel to it... but with its poor reception, that may not be likely.
If you have kids, let them check it out. They may be less cynical than adult viewers, and it's not all bad. I learned what a camelid is... that may be worth the price of renting the film. But then again, maybe not. My girlfriend watched it with me and fell asleep... what does that tell you?
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