Sunday, 5 April 2015

Hop Re-Review


Release Date: 7th April 2011 - Australia

Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)
Relativity Media (in association with)
Illumination Entertainment

Universal Studios Australia

Genre: Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 95 minutes

Budget: $63,000,000

Box Office Gross: $183,953,723

Plot Summary
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's son 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.

Live Action Cast
James Marsden - Fred O'Hare
Coleton Ray - Young Fred
Kaley Cuoco - Samantha "Sam" O'Hare
Gary Cole - Henry O'Hare
Elizabeth Perkins - Bonnie O'Hare
Tiffany Espensen - Alex O'Hare
David Hasselhoff - Himself
Chelsea Handler - Mrs. Beck
Russell Brand - Production Assistant (Cameo)

Voice Cast
Russell Brand - E.B.
Django Marsh - Young E.B.
Hugh Laurie - Mr. Bunny
Hank Azaria - Carlos & Phil
Hugh Hefner - Voice at Playboy
Mansion (Cameo)

Director - Tim Hill
Story/Screenplay - Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Screenplay - Brian Lynch
Producers - Michele Imperato &
Christopher Meledandri
Production Designer - Richard Holland
Character Designer - Peter DeSeve
Director of Photography - Peter Lyons Collister
Animation Supervisor/Designer: Young E.B./
Senior Animation Supervisor - Chris Bailey
Visual Effects Supervisor: Rhythm & Hues -
Raymond Chen
Animation Supervisor: Rhythm & Hues -
Ryan O'Donoghue
Film Editors - Peter S. Elliot & Gregory Perler
Music - Christopher Lennertz

Happy Easter, everyone! I noticed there are so not many movies made for Easter which I don't have to watch them in a daily basis. In re-experiencing the family-oriented sugar rush HOP which I have reviewed in 2012. I just realised HOP wasn't so good after all, true but it makes the first ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS movie look shabbier to the comparison. It wasn't enough when you see James Marsden throughout of its running time, you'll be disappointed for watching HOP at the big and flat screens. To at my critical beating, I felt the film would have been better if E.B. was the main focus, if the story wasn't banal and insipid and not share it with the actor who once played Cyclops.

This bunny would have become a very acceptable character to the children's parents as with the film that it needs to be better to include less childlike humour and moments as to not appeal it to the 6-to-12 year olds. There a few jokes that I did get as an adult and I still find the animation very terrific in eye candy.

Only the juveniles and the families can watch HOP if it is below average for the smart older viewers. I should continue on with my work as you all should wait for my next review to be posted.

Star rating: (4/10) Below Average

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