Friday, December 22, 2006

Movie Review: Open Season

If you are looking for a movie to take the kiddies to these holidays, you probably can't go wrong with Open Season - a pleasantly enjoyable animation voiced by some well-known actors that is adequately entertaining. Boog (Martin Lawrence) is a BIG grizzly bear who has been domesticated by the nurturing, caring animal trainer, Beth (Debra Messing). But when he gets mixed up with Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a fast-talking mule-deer who is intent on "liberating" Boog from captivity, things start to go wrong for Boog until he finds himself transported to an isolated mountain forest to fend for himself. The only problem is that it is the start of open season and hunters are coming up the mountains to shoot the animals. Boog and Elliot team up to rally all the other animals to deal with the threat. Open Season is not as spectacular as some of the animation we have experienced in recent years but does a fine job of moving the story along with some interesting, unusual, and loveable personalities! An enjoyable movie for the whole family (but mostly the kids). My Rating: *** (out of 5) Positive Review 'Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers.' - Angel Cohn/TV Guide Negative Review 'An excellent case for euthanizing the entire talking-animals genre.' - Lou Lumenick/New York Post Content Advice Some rude humor, mild action and brief language AUS: G USA: PG

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