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Tue Mar 29 2011

Director Tim Hill’s follow-up to ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ is a less obnoxious affair but it’s still low on charm and laughs. A hare-brained slice of Easter confection, ‘Hop’ is at best an affable mix of live-action and CG-animation which bounces along with a modest spring in its step. The story concerns young rabbit EB (Russell Brand) – heir to the Easter Bunny crown – who, on the eve of assuming the mantle from his father (Hugh Laurie), flees the family candy factory on Easter Island to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer in Los Angeles. Once there he hooks up with directionless, 30-year-old human Fred O’Hare (James Marsden), while back at the factory, his father’s second in command – gargantuan chick Carlos (Hank Azaria) – is plotting a coup d’état.

Marsden demonstrated a knack for exuberant comedy in ‘Enchanted’ and he mugs gamely as man-child Fred. However, as EB, Brand is diffident and banal; he continues to lack versatility as an actor, seemingly more comfortable in his own skin (a disaster when voicing animation – see his work as Dr Nefario in ‘Despicable Me’). In contrast, seasoned voice actor Azaria (‘The Simpsons’) is an unflappable presence, voicing two characters with style. Illumination Entertainment’s second feature, after the smash hit ‘Despicable Me’, is a disappointment then. Still, though they lack originality, its creations are at least near-tangibly rendered and the interplay between actors and creatures works well enough. An impromptu rendition of the theme-song, ‘I Want Candy’, is a horrible low point, but for the most part it’s passable, if unexceptional, family fodder.
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UK release:

Fri Apr 1, 2011

Duration:

95 mins

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Kirsty

Hop is an amazing film! I have chosen this film to do an English project on, so it gives me an excuse to watch it over and over again. I would recommend this film to any one. xx

Kirsty

Hop is an amazing film! I have chosen this film to do an English project on, so it gives me an excuse to watch it over and over again. I would recommend this film to any one. xx

grace

this movie is so mint, it is one of the first movies i have absolutly enjoyed!!!!

grace

this movie is so mint, it is one of the first movies i have absolutly enjoyed!!!!

sam

i did not like dis film i loved it ,it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo humorous EVERYONE I BAGZIE I AM GOIN TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO BUY THE DVD WHEN IT COMES OUT

sam

i did not like dis film i loved it ,it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo humorous EVERYONE I BAGZIE I AM GOIN TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO BUY THE DVD WHEN IT COMES OUT

A,M

hop iz gr8 went 2 watch it so emotional and fun 2 watch i enjoyed the movie and would want 2 go again 2 watch it.. id rate it 5 out of 5 its the best movie ive watched so far! u should watch it too!

A,M

hop iz gr8 went 2 watch it so emotional and fun 2 watch i enjoyed the movie and would want 2 go again 2 watch it.. id rate it 5 out of 5 its the best movie ive watched so far! u should watch it too!

Jan

This is the frist kids film, in a long time, I have not fallen asleep through. That is not to say it was thrilling as many dull moments marred he story. The animation is excellent and my son enjoyed the "boyness" of it. It could have been edited to a shorter version with the same impact. Not horrible, not great, yet topical for this Easter break .

anne

silly story,but very funny, EB is adorable and the animation is brilliant, The drumming was extremely well done.