Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
E-mail Michael  |  On Facebook: Comic Riffs  |  On Twitter: Comic Riffs  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed
Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 08/ 6/2010

Ten Things We Already Hate About 'Yogi Bear': The Movie

By Michael Cavna


yogi.jpg

TEN THINGS WE ALREADY HATE ABOUT DECEMBER'S "YOGI BEAR" THE MOVIE:

10. The new, winking double-entendre tagline (above) from veteran "That '70s Show" writers who have made millions out of crafting winking double-entendre "one-liners."

9. The continued crass and shameless plunder of the favorite cartoon shows from our childhood so a studio can turn a quick holiday-season buck.

8. The shameless plunder of a favorite cartoon show IN POINTLESS 3-D, so a studio can make 20-percent more quick holiday-season bucks.

7. The slick, soulless CGI "art" that goes with the double-entendre tagline.

6. The once-great Dan Aykroyd stooping to immediately challenge the still-great Bill Murray ("Garfield") for the title of Cheesiest CGI Cartoon-Film Character to Be Voiced by an Esteemed "SNL" Alumnus.

5. The fact that the always-funny "SNL" host Justin Timberlake will make us enjoy the CGI Boo-Boo character at least a little bit, thereby eroding our self-righteous fit of pique.

4. The worrisome prospect that this could be the best available animated film to take visiting young relatives to during the holiday season.

3. The prospect that the swarming hordes of plastic tie-in toys will feel far less artificial than this film, judging by the trailer (below).

2. The realization that we will ultimately tithe 80 bucks for the film/3D glasses/toys that will line the pockets of the geniuses who wrote that winking double-entendre poster tagline.

1. The inevitable sequel: "Step Up Yogi 3-D: Electric Boo-Boo-ga-loo."


By Michael Cavna  | August 6, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  The Animation  | Tags:  Yogi Bear: The Movie  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: 'No, you don't watch this new SCOTT PILGRIM interactive trailer. You PLAY it!'
Next: 'Riffs Picks: The Week's TOP 10 COMICS TWEETS

Comments

It should be illegal to make a film 3D unless the effects are vital to the plotline.

Otherwise, it's the same as a teenager using the word like. Oh. Ver. Kill.

Posted by: atherworld | August 6, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

DO NOT FEED THE 3D BEAR

wait for the DVD!

Posted by: schafer-family | August 7, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Is nothing sacred?

Posted by: CafeBeouf | August 9, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company