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Bad Movie Tuesday: Hop

May 1, 2012

By: Megan Arnall

Mark almost missed his deadline for Bad Movie Tuesday because of this movie. He complained for a substantial amount of time while appealing to me to write this review…so, here I am. 🙂

We were pretty excited to watch Hop.  We rented it just before Easter, thinking it would be a fun way to carry us into the holiday weekend.  I had heard on a morning radio show that the movie was ‘cute’ and ‘an evening well spent.’  I mean, what is not to love about fluffy bunnies, dancing fat yellow chicks, Easter and candy factories? Hop looked like something right out of Cute Overload.

For the first five minutes (give or take), all of the previously mentioned evidence held true.  Theeeeeeen things fell apart.

Now, we have reached the point of inflection in this BMT post…

I could spend several paragraphs detailing the numerous aspects where this movie fails


I could give you a few alternative options that would result in you and any companions actually having a good night.

Since I am not a particularly negative person, I’m going with the latter.

My ‘Hop Alternative Viewing Materials’

1. Tin Tin– This movie is pure Spielberg genius.  Every ‘animated’ could learn from this movie. The details that go in to the plot, graphics, voices and shot construction are just magical

2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit– Watch it with the kiddies? No.  However this is a fine, example of how to integrate live action and animation.

3. Puss in Boots– THIS is how you do cute overload material in a creative way that is appealing to children and adults alike. Movie industry, take notes please.

4. The Muppets– Fun, nice, you actually like the characters…wow, that is a crazy concept, no? It may not be Earth-moving but it is inoffensive and happy.

5. Wall-E- Proof that you can make a movie with very little dialogue. (Mute bunnies anyone?)

6. Finding Nemo– This movie illustrates what I feel is a very important aspect of movie-making.  The audience MUST care about what is going to happen at the end of the movie.

7. Space Jam– Because of Bill Murray….and I am a child of the 90’s…and that catchy theme song (you have it stuck in your head now, don’t you?)

8. Polar Express– A holiday ‘animated’ movie that remembers people still like to be taken on a mystical journey and awed by the movies they watch

Eight, that sounds like enough right? Also, no jelly bean pooping bunnies. I call that a win-win situation.  Now, it is past my bed time and I have to get to work bright and early. Enjoy and you are welcome.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sweet Sugar permalink
    May 1, 2012 8:16 am

    So a jelly bean-pooping bunny brought Mark to his knees? Wow, a mega-shark, angry white people arguing, and Dolph Lundgren front kicks couldn’t get to him, but a stupid bunny did


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