`Open Season' does more than provide some oddball critters from "the wild". With some spirited mischief and a fun-filled adventure, the film should be in sight for every family. We are introduced to Boog (Martin Lawrence), a huge grizzly bear, whose domestication makes him spoiled for handouts. Besides being a well-fed pet, his forest ranger owner, Beth (Debra Messing) keeps him young and harmless with her tender loving care. His world changes when he meets another misfit animal, Elliot (Ashton Kutcher) whose high-strung nuerosis is solidified when he wakes up after being stunned when he was run over accidentally and tied to a truck. That hunter, Shaw (Gary Sinise) however, may be a little more over the edge with a paranoid obsession with animals. Acting like he has lived through Hitchcock's 'The Birds,' he becomes obsessed with shooting Elliot, whose connection to the animal kingdom he regards as conspiracy-like.
With some crude potty humor and an animal survival war with ammunition that shouldn't be missed, `Open Season' presents a time for wide open laughs. There are tender moments and good songs as well that don't spoil the adventure and give the trek some needed variety. Included are an RV couple just about as loopy as animal lovers as the hunter is maniacal. (Georgia Engel of `MTM' fame does the voice of wife Bobbie.) The animation has some high definition that bring the forest and some chase scenes to life. For a loopy treat, `Open Season' hit's the target.
Back in 2006 when Sony Animation released Open Season, the formula of talking animal animated features was pretty sure-fire. Blue Sky was basking in the revenue the Ice Ages were bringing in, DreamWorks had Madagascar (and perhaps even more direct competition Over the Hedge) and even Disney wanted a piece of the pie with The Wild. Sony had a pretty admirable basis with Open Season, however, one that kept it from being lumped with the others in the ideal that a domesticated … more
he lived downstairs from a flatlulent dwarf who was constantly having to pee one day the elf could take no more and he went and banged on the rude dwarfs door and what do you know they suddenly both were married..... Well, if that doesn't turn you off or make you more curious, then you really didn't read it. This is a funny line that is in the movie...well, really, line isn't right, but rather a funny song … more
It was a Saturday night, there was about 30 inches of snow outside, it was cold, and I was bored. So, searching for something to do, I discovered two of my roommates about to start watching the animated adventure Open Season. I had nothing to lose, so I joined them. Unfortunately, viewing the movie ultimately only confirmed my reasons for avoiding seeing films of a similar nature in the past. For the last … more
This movie is loads of fun. We purchased this movie and watched it with our kids. We were all laughing the whole time. This is one of the best kid's movies of all time. I laughed so long that my face was sore. Kids and adults both can appreciate this movie. If your kids haven't seen it yet I am sure they would love it for Christmas.
Another kiddy cartoon About animals gone wild But this time it's a grizzly bear To entertain your child Beth found Boog when he was young And raised him as her own He spends his days in her garage Now that he's fully grown One day he meets a stubborn deer Who's like "Donkey" from Shrek He's tied across a truck bonnet Until Boog saves his neck … more
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