The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

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Ah, to be a kid again and to revel in the harmless fun of the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show.  Well, that show has been canceled for about 35 years now and that, my friends, is the main story hook to the moose and squirrel’s big screen debut in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, where those two hapless cartoon stars of yesteryear are yanked from the monotony of reruns and into the dangerous domain of the real world to stop Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader from taking over the world by forcing them to watch really bad television.

Rocky and Bullwinkle are back and better than ever as they battle Fearless Leader, Boris, and Natasha in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle!

Too bad UPN thought of it first… but I digress.

In The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Rocky and Bullwinkle are rendered into impressive looking fully three-dimensional characters which interact seamlessly with their real live counterparts.  Jason Alexander and Rene Russo are perfect as Boris and Natasha and, in a sheer stroke of genius, Robert DeNiro plays Fearless Leader even going so far as to parody his famous “Are you talkin’ to me?” line in Taxi Driver.   Robert DeNiro, I salute you!

This movie is like an acid flashback to childhood as Rocky and Bullwinkle are forced to deal with strange and mysterious things like the internet, fax machines, and hip hop.  Add to that tons and tons of shameless star cameos from Janine Garafalo to Jonathan Winters, to John Goodman, to Whoopie Goldberg and you’ve got yourself a good time for the young and the old.

Sure, the movie is full of bad puns, hackneyed dialogue, and awful jokes (which were really a staple of the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show), but the situation is so innocent and lighthearted that you eventually have no choice but to embrace and love it like you did when you were a kid.  This off the wall road trip is best movie of it’s kind since Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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Jason Donner

Jason Donner devoured the universe and you are all living inside him.