Hop is the latest half live action, half CGI film, this time, based around a slacker who almost ruins Easter.
The slacker, Fred, hits the son of the Easter Bunny with his car. He is forced to take in the injured bunny and nurse him back to health. Helping Fred will be his sister, who has allowed her brother to stay with her after their parents kicked him out. The sister, Samantha, ultimately does a lot of the working nursing the poor widdle wabbit back to health.
Ultimately, the two humans must save Easter, as the bunny is the heir to the Easter Bunny throne, and he has to hide chocolate eggs all over people’s houses.
Director Tim Hill, aka my nemesis (cause I hate these half CGI films) has past experience ruining movie going experiences with films such as Alvin and the Chipmunks and the second Garfield turdfest. His main claim to fame would be his work on Spongebob Squarepants, where he wrote about 40 episodes and wrote/directed the movie.
Who’s It For?
No rating yet.
Movie Release Date
April 1, 2011.
Who’s In It?
James Marsden … Fred
Kaley Cuoco … Samantha O’Hare
Russell Brand … Easter Bunny (voice)
Chelsea Handler … Mrs. Beck
Tiffany Espensen … Alex
The film was originally called I Hop. I guess they scrapped that when they realized that people would come expecting pancakes.
Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, Marmaduke, Spacejam
What’s Good About It?
The only thing I will say is good about Hop is that the film is at least based on an original story. It isn’t going to ruin the childhood memories of a beloved character like Garfield, and who knows? Maybe when they make one of these epic turds with an original story, it’ll actually be good.
Oh, it does come out on April 1st, so maybe it’s just an April fool’s day joke. We can only hop. (typo intended, cause I’m clever like that)
What’s Bad About It?
But it won’t be good. It really, really, really won’t be good. It’s half CGI, half live action. The only time that’s worked out reasonably well was Avatar, and that was different. This will suck.
Our Clever Prediction
To recap: this will suck. Suck. Suck. Suck. I hate Hop. This is another sign of the Apocalypse. There is a God if and only if this film does poorly at the box office and Hollywood decides to never make another one.