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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Widescreen) [Import]
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Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin. Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck have to team up to stop the ominous Acme Corporation from obtaining the rare and beautiful Blue Monkey Gem. A nonstop adventure combining live action and animation, with plenty of surprise cameos! 2003/color/92 min/PG.
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This film has been unfairly compared with Who Framed Roger Rabbit and, although not in that league at all, it has enough comedy and inventiveness to stand as a semi-classic in it's own right. At least it's not Space Jam.
I'm a firm believer that Bugs and co. can quite easily carry their own movie without the help of non-toons, but until then this'll do. For a Looney Tune fan such as myself there are plenty of character cameos and in-jokes to warrent several repeat viewings just to catch them all. The same goes for general movie fans (Roger Corman directs Warner's new Batman movie!?). Most, if not quite all, of the Looney Tune family get screen time with Daffy coming away with the lion's share. Other characters that are well served by the script are Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote and Marvin the Martian leaving the likes of Tweety, Sylvester, Taz and Elmer somewhat under-used - still, it's only a 90 minute movie. We also have a wonderful cameo from a suitably flat-looking Scooby and Shaggy - a joke against classic-versus-TV-animation for the keen-eyed!
A real high-light is the treatment that 'political correctness' gets in the script. We see Porky Pig and Speedy Gonzalez bemoaning P.C. attitudes (stutterers and racial stereotypes being somewhat taboo now) and, at one point, one of Sam's henchmen worrying that if he does indeed throw TNT out of the window "someone might get hurt". Sam's guns have been taken from him (although he's still allowed a cannon!) but at least Elmer Fudd has been allowed to keep his trusty rifle.Read more ›
The main idea is that Brendan Fraser stars as a security guard at the Warner Bros (he was once the stunt double for Brendan Fraser in The Mummy, apparently) who learns his spy father was on a mission to rescue a diamond that can turn people into monkeys before it falls into the hands of the head of Acme, played by...Steve Martin in a ton of make-up. He's trailed by Jenna Elfman as a studio executive, and Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, the Duck who recently was fired from show business.
There's some cute in-jokes, and references to such films as Robot Monster and Invason of the Body Snatchers, and a cute romp through some paintings at the Louvre (a green-screened Paris). The backgrounds are pretty, the jokes sometimes fly and sometimes don't, and the Looney Tunes are still hilarious. The plot...does it really matter? No, not really, but still this might be a good film if you're looking for something to pass the time with that won't tax your brain.
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This movie is hilarious! I enjoyed every moment of it! If you were a Looney Tunes fan as a kid then you'll love this movie! Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Chelsea Hunter
The movie is fun, but the actors ruin it. The interaction between the cartoon characters are funny and a trip down memory lane. The scene in the Louvre is funny. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by chicoer2003
Don't be fooled by the commercials and critic's reviews of this movie. It is not a family film. It is full of inappropriate scenes, dipicting the actresses scantily clad in... Read morePublished on June 11 2004
This is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen...I agree with a WB executive this is the worst film they ever made. Why the movie is just a sham! Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Hawzat
Looney Tunes: Back In Action is an enjoyable, harmless romp, that will please both young and old viewers alike. Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by T. Lobascio
Cast members of the Looney Tunes gang, which includes the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Yosemite Sam, and others have not appeared in a full- length feature... Read morePublished on May 10 2004 by Bryan Carey
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