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Article for the week of 10/12/06
Really Pathetic Movie Review
Open Season Shoots to Top of
the Box Office
By, Paul Mann (Editor and Weirdo)
Way back in the caveman days man first learned to illustrate the world
around him by painting on his living room walls. The crudely drawn figures
included himself, perhaps a few of the neighbors and of course, animals.
Then the animals got tired of the lousy artwork and decided to move to
California where they started Hollywood. (Or at least thatís what a beaver
told me) This eventually led to Open Season. Ok, so the details on the
process of movie making are a bit ďfuzzy,Ē but ďBearĒ with me while I
bring you a review on the latest animated movie out of Sony Pictures.
The whacky story of the movie begins when Boog (Martin Lawrence), outlives
his welcome in captivity under the care of Beth (Debra Messing), a Timberline
National Forest park ranger. Forced to find a way to survive three days
before hunting season, Boog ends up securing friendship in a mentally
off mule deer named Elliot (Ashton Kutcher). At first, things go terribly
wrong when the other animals of the woods decide they arenít going to
accept the new addition. Yet, what would a heart warming animal fable
be if those that turned away the outcasts didnít eventually take them
in. This comes just in time as the creatures will need to form a critter
alliance to outlast the hunters.
Make way for a comedy that will surely entertain both adults and kids
alike. With characters such as McSquizzy the squirrel (Billy Connolly),
Ian the alpha mule deer (Patrick Warburton) and Mr. Weenie (Cody Cameron)
audiences will be left with plenty of quotable lines. The movie flows
nicely and includes parody of both the serious and bizarre. If it were
allowed Iíd say take your pets, because they might enjoy it too. Besides,
what could be more fun than seeing nature put the wild back in wildlife.
All around, Iím satisfied spending the cash I did to see Open Season.
While not the most original, at least the movie was fun and gave a fresh
view to David vs. Goliath theme. Iíd definitely recommend it for the whole
family. Heck, itís looking like a pretty good year for animated movies.
For a job well done, Open Season deserves a howling four out of five.
This movie review was also featured in Volume
33: Issue 7 of The Chase at
Eastern New Mexico University.