Furry Vengeance Reviews
This movie wasn't fun or cute. Totally boring. Even Ken Jeong who plays the perfect crazy Asian dude was still a fail. Just plain awful, the whole movie.
Nate's Grade: D
Hoping to make enough money through an overseas employer to live comfortably, Real Estate Developer Dan Sanders manages to convince his son, Tyler, and wife, Tammy, to re-locate in a remote corner of Oregon. Tyler does seem content after he meets with lovely Amber, but Tammy is concerned about her husband when he near-hysterically claims that local creatures, including beavers, ravens, bears, fox, etc. have joined forces to sabotage his project.
The plot: a developer (Brendan Fraser) heads out to the sticks to destroy a forest and replace it with a sub division. The animals get pissed and go to war, the end. Simple plot. Something we've seen before. How can you screw this up? Oh, ladies and gentlemen, you can screw this up. You can bathe it in toilet water. You can pour gasoline on it and pray that in some small way nature will do the rest so that you don't have that responsibility hanging over your head.
So how do you screw this up? This is a kids film? How can you blow a kids film? The way you screw up a film like this is the animals are not very approachable. You never root for the animals because they appear as sadistic as they act. Think about Bugs Bunny for a minute. He does some sick things to people, heinous things that would have him locked up with Hannibal Lecter and Paris Hilton. The thing is that he gets away with it because he's Bugs Bunny. He's likable. You can root for Bugs to cause Yosemite Sam to shoot himself in the head. The animals in Furry Vengeance do not have that going for them. They almost looked diseased in a way, like they're dead inside. Hell, maybe it's bad CGI but when you lose the audiences sympathy to the animals plight you might as well be making a You Tube video. It's a failure.
I wish that I could say that at least kids will like this one, but they don't. There are more interesting things for children available, like Civil War documentaries and watching the grass clippings turn brown. I started this film with five people and I was the only one left either in the room or awake by the earth shattering climax of this film. This is a crap film that is a pure, dismal failure. Enjoy.
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Summary: When real estate developer Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) finalizes plans to level a swath of pristine Oregon forest to make way for a soulless housing subdivision, a band of woodland creatures rises up to throw a monkey wrench into the greedy scheme. Just how much mischief from the furry critters can the businessman take before he calls it quits?
My Thoughts: "Adults be warned, this one is strictly for the kids. Well unless you like this kind of cheesy stuff. I didn't find it funny at all, the kids on the other hand thought it was hilarious. I was bored and spent most of the film trying not to doze off. So if you want a film to put you to sleep, this one is for you."
no stars out of 4 stars
I have seen Brendan Fraser play this type of character before other better comedies. I think Kevin James, Seth Rogen, or even Jack Black would have done a better job in the role than Fraser. Ken Jeong steals the film as the villain. He is hilarious in every scene that he is in.
Some kids will like the film, however I say watch Evan Allmighty or Dr. Doolittle 2 instead.
This might not be the greatest film ever made, (depends on your tolerance of seeing a portly Fraser in a bra or skin tight pink sweat gear with "yum" stamped on each buttock or smell the stench of him being pooped on by birds, trashed around in a locked Portaloo, covered in skunk juice with a leech attached to his "no-no zone" area lol). But fair warning: once inside the theater, the audience is trapped.
It's way over the top but if you like animals and an eco friendly message, then you can gave this one a try and take your kids, nieces, nephews to see it as well, I think they'll get a kick out of it.