Kimiko S. from OBERLIN, OH Reviewed on 9/9/2010...
My kids loved the interaction between the cartoon characters and real people. Cute family movie.
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Looney Tunes: REALLY GET BACK IN ACTION!
Matthew | Hagerstown, MD | 11/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I walked into the theatrer opening night to see this movie, I was filled with good thoughts for the film. And it turns out it was more than what I expected. LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION had everything a movie lover would like: action, adventure, and, well..comedy!
The film had many funny scenes that anybody, age 5 or 45, would like, including a Wal-mart in the middle of a desert, and a car chase through Las Vegas in a spy car and Jeff Gordon's NASCAR car. Plus the cast really did an excellent job. Steve Martin as the ACME chairman really shot out in the movie, whereas Jenna Elfman's and Brendan Fraser's rivalry/love really was humorous. And the Looney Tunes characters were great, especially Bugs Bunny acting out the "Psycho" shower scene re-make, in which Jenna Elfman opens the curtain and Bugs screaming with chocolate syrup-like blood going down the drain.
Warner Brothers did an excellent job with this movie overall. It is the perfect movie to see with your family during the holidays. I totally recommend anyone, children or adults, to see LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION."
Croosin' with the "Toons"
David Hugaert | Honolulu, HI United States | 11/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Looney Tunes: Back In Action" is the perfect marriage of live action and animation. To complete this picturesque scenario, it takes a "humanized" all-star cast (Jenna Elfman, Brendan Fraser, Timothy Dalton, including others), along with some zany Looney Tunes charcters (yes, most of them are here, folks, from Bugs Bunny [that "wascallwy wabbit"] to Yosemite Sam), with all of the above combined to make one colossal motion picture for everyone aged seven to seventy. Everyone's out to recover an artifact that could wind up causing universal damage (a pricey gem known as "The Blue Monkey"). Its dastardly, evil "owner" (Steve Martin) wants to make certain the world is freed from all human existence, and prefers to "monkey around" with evolution, so to speak. It's a race against time, as our female assistant (Elfman), son of a movie star (Fraser), Bugs, Daffy Duck (and an all-star cast of "Tunes" attempt to free a senior movie star (Dalton) from the clutches of one mad scientist (Martin), who is the head of ACME Corporation. When I say "LT:BIA" is a "universal" motion picture, I am not just speaking in tongues, as the gang literally spans the globe to search for clues. This journey stretches from Las Vegas to Paris, France, to the wilds of Africa (FACTUAL NOTE: The Nevada Desert does not contain any species of various cacti - just shrubs of tumbleweed and tons of sand. The saguaro cactus plants were there to provide a backdrop for Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner to make their spectacular entrances). All of the elements that were featured in the classic Warner Bros. cartoons are here: classic character lines (ex: "What's Up Doc", "What In Tarnation", etc.), various sight gags (ex: automated device running out of fuel inches before touching ground, the positioning of Daffy Duck's beak, etc.), including others not mentioned here. Bill Goldberg (another wrestler turned actor) gives a masterful performance as one of the bad guys as well. Even the brief cameo of Michael Jordan is worthy of a look-see. Also, besides the too-brief appearance of Speedy "The Fastest Mouse In All Mexico" Gonzales, the only thing really missing, is Speedy's slow-footed cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez. If only this journey included a visit to Mexico (including Speedy's and Slowpoke's mouse buddies), then "Looney Tunes: Back In Action" would have netted a five-star rating for sure. As it is, it earns all four stars for its directorial and animation qualities (not to mention a fine human and not-so-human main and supporting cast), which makes it a must-see motion picture. As Porky Pig would say: "TH-TH-THE-THAT'S ALL FOLKS!!!"."
One of the greatest movies ever!
Matthew | 08/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the few animated movies that can compare with Pixar! For a Looney Tunes fan like me, it doesn't get much better than this.
BUGS BUNNY-- Bugs wasn't surprised much in this film, it looked as though he had the whole the thing planned. The only time he really was caught unexpected was when he was put in a suit in the spy car. Bugs singing: "VIVA LAS VEGAS" is hilarious.
DAFFY DUCK-- Great! Rather than trying to imitate Chuck Jones' Daffy like every other show with Daffy does (not that that's bad, I LOVE Chuck Jones) it appears rather like it was inspired by Bob Clampett.
D.J.-- Played by Brendan Fraiser, D.J. is quite likable. It's hilarious when D.J. talks about how he was in the mummy movies more than Brendan Fraiser.
KATE-- Rather than goofy, Kate is rather no-nonsense. But she's still funny.
THE EVIL LEADER OF ACME-- Steve Martin is hysterical on this, he's as nutty as humans come.
There are many other supporting characters, like: Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, The Tasmanian Devil, Wile E. Coyote, Foghorn Leghorn, The Warner Bros. and Yosemite Sam. And there are hundreds of cameos, like: Beaky the Buzzard, Pepe Le Pew, Ham, Ex, Porky, Speedy Gonzalas, Egghead, Sam Sheepdog, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Batman, an Instant Martian, Foghorn's Dog Arch-Enemy, the Russian Dog (on HARE RIBBIN') and Buddy! This beats Space Jam by a long-shot. I just can't comprehend the fact that people would rather watch a movie as bad as Shrek instead of a great movie like this."
Better Than the Theatrical Release
Tracy Wythe | Richmond, VA USA | 03/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Looney Tunes Back in Action widescreen DVD is definitely better than when it was playing in theaters. It's easier to enjoy it when you don't have dozens of people laughing at funny moments in the film. The special features are pretty well made. If you need a few good laughs, curl up on your couch with your family or with a nice big bag of peanut m&m's and watch Looney Tunes Back in Action. I was amazed to find out that Brendan Fraser, one of the stars, made some of the voices of the characters."
Stephen Strong | Columbia, SC USA | 03/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have heard a lot of reviews criticize this movie because it's plotline is ridiculous, or at least count this as a downside to the movie. These reviews are missing the point. Of course the movie is ridiculous: it's Looney Tunes. Yes, the Chairman's plot to use the Blue Monkey diamond is silly and unrealistic: it is supposed to be!If the Looney Tunes are going to save the world, they should save it from something silly. You want serious and deadly, go watch Batman. Moreover, the movie is extremely accurate with the personalities and personal styles of each of the cartoon characters as they have been portrayed in the original cartoons. All of this is not to even mention the multiple movie references and commentary that this movie dishes out. As a matter of fact, "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" is the only movie that I have ever seen that actually makes fun of it's own product placemnt. All in all, this is a movie that is remarkably funny and remarkably true to the spirit of the original "Looney Tunes" cartoons."