The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Six years on from the dull thud of the first live-action Flintstones movie, comes this belated attempt to turn the Bedrock crew into a big screen franchise. This time though, the bets have been hedged, with a second-rank cast and more obvious targeting of the children's audience. Addy is no John Goodman, but he makes a personable Fred, irrepressible without overplaying his hand; Baldwin's worryingly persuasive as the semi-troglodytic Barney Rubble; while Johnston proves an energetic Wilma, and Krakowski's a good egg Betty. Cumming tenuously frames the story as a sly-witted, bright green alien visiting Earth to study primitive mating habits. The cast put a lot of spirit into the workaday material and returning director Levant emerges with a somewhat livelier movie. The succession of prehistoric puns, fun cartoon-ish sets and comic dinosaur effects are all colourful enough to divert the very young.

By: TJ


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Brian Levant
Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr
Mark Addy
Stephen Baldwin
Kristen Johnston
Jane Krakowski
Thomas Gibson
Alan Cumming
Harvey Korman
Joan Collins
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