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Toast!'s Review of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

rated it: posted: Sep 07, 2006
Reviews: 17 | Mad Scribbler
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This 2000 live-action movie starring Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Robert DeNiro and Piper Perabo was summed up perfectly when Bullwinkle responded to this comment from the narrator: "And 'Really Bad Television' was changed to 'Rocky and Bullwinkle Television'." To which Bullwinkle said "What's the difference?"

This classic cartoon from 1959 was one of the first cartoons on television. The characters were goofy for the kids but the storytelling was intelligent for the adults to enjoy, and it remains to be one of my favourite cartoons. However, this movie seemed to forget the intelligent storytelling and instead went for lame slapstick humour, awful performances from good actors and unnecessary cameos, all of which would of been fine for a '60s cartoon but do not hold up to modern movie expectations. However, the puns were great and that alone got me though the whole fiasco.