Hop: Blu Ray Review
Released by Universal Home Ent
Hop is a part live action, part animated film, starring the vocal talent of
Russell Brand, as EB.
A descendant of the Easter
Bunny line from Easter Island, EB has a destiny to fulfil - he gets to become
the Easter Bunny But selfish bunny two shoes EB doesn't want that - like any
rebellious kid, he's got his own future marked out - as a drummer.
So running away from Easter Island to Hollywood via a
portal, EB runs into Frank O'Hare (Marsden) a no hoper whose continual
disappointment to his family has led to them intervening in his life to try and
get it on track.
The pair accidentally meet - and
EB throws himself into Frank's life - despite Frank's protestations to the
However, while EB is away, back at the
Easter Island factory where the holiday season becomes real, the number two in
charge, The Easter Chick, Carlos (voiced by Hank Azaria) is plotting a chicken
Hop is a disappointment.
With a script that hardly packs in many laughs early
on, it tries to get by on the charm and roguish caddish ways of Russell Brand
and early jokes about the Playboy mansion (just think about the inhabitants if
The animation is charming
enough (from the creators of Despicable Me, you'd expect that) but the live
action scenes don't really gel. Russell Brand is typically Russell Brand and you
can tell the creators have played to his strengths; James Marsden seems a little
lost and brings only goofiness to the role.
with a cameo from the Hoff (which has more cheese on it than he likes on his
burgers), it's one which the parents may find a little difficult to sit through.
The kids however, will love it.
Extras: World of HOP, All access piece