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The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)



Critic Consensus: The prequel to the first full-length feature set in Bedrock, Viva Rock Vegas is a surprising improvement over The Flintstones. Aimed towards an audience of adults and children alike, critics feel Viva will appeal to a broad range of viewers.

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Before the Flintstones were everyone's favorite Stone Age family, Fred was just a regular guy looking for the girl of his dreams, and his romance with Wilma sets the stage for this prequel to the 1994 screen adaptation of the popular cartoon series. Fred Flintstone (Mark Addy), a working-class caveman who earns his living at Mr. Slate's quarry, falls in love with wealthy heiress Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnson). While many people think that Fred is out of his league, including Wilma's mother Pearl (Joan Collins) and her father Col. Slaghoople (Harvey Korman), he's determined to win her heart. And when his best friend Barney Rubble (Stephen Baldwin) decides to take his best girl Betty (Jane Krakowski) for a fun weekend in Rock Vegas, he invites Wilma to tag along. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas recasts all the major roles from 1994's The Flintstones; Harvey Korman is the only actor to appear in both films, though in different roles (in the previous movie, he was the voice of the Dictabird).more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jack Epps, Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan, Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2000
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Mark Addy
as Fred Flintstone
Stephen Baldwin
as Barney Rubble
Kristen Johnston
as Wilma Slaghoople
Jane Krakowski
as Betty O'Shale
Thomas Gibson
as Chip Rockefeller
Joan Collins
as Pearl Slaghoople
Alan Cumming
as Gazoo/Mick Jagged
Harvey Korman
as Colonel Slaghoople
John Taylor (IV)
as Keith Rockhard
Tony Longo
as Big Rocko
Danny Woodburn
as Little Rocko
Taylor Negron
as Gazaam/Gazing
Jack McGee
as Bronto Crane Examine...
David Jean Thomas
as Bronto Crane Examine...
Brian Coughlin
as Bronto Crane Worker
Richard Karron
as Bronto Crane
Gary Epp
as Dean Agate
Heather McClurg
as Tennis Girl
John Cho
as Parking Valet
Nora Burns
as Party Guest
Mark Kubr
as Party Guest
Buck Kartalian
as Old Man At Bronto Ki...
Matt Griesser
as Booth Worker
Irwin Keyes
as Joe Rockhead
Mary Jo Smith
as Gambler Woman
Kevin Grevioux
as Associate Goon
John Martin
as Casino Security Guar...
Lucille M. Oliver
as Hotel Worker
Joel Virgil Vierset
as Keyboard Player
John Prosky
as Confessor
Rachel Winfree
as Confessor
Ted Rooney
as Confessor
Jim Doughan
as Confessor
Jason Kravitz
as Choreographer
John Stephenson
as Showroom Announcer
Brian Mahoney
as Audience Man
Ann Martel Mahoney
as Audience Woman
Walter Gertz
as Wedding Minister
Beverly Sanders
as Photographer
Mel Blanc
as Puppy Dino
Rosie O'Donnell
as Octopus Masseuse
Tracie Burton
as Rockette
Betsy Chang
as Rockette
Jessica Page
as Rockette
John Taylor
as Keith Rockhard
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Critic Reviews for The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (28)

As entertainment for kids, or for adults, it misjudges its audience by at least a millennium.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Falls from interestingly loopy to tiresome.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The first live-action movie of The Flintstones in 1994 was a Tyrannosaurus wreck, a production design in search of a story. Now director Brian Levant has made a prequel ... that's almost as dumb.

January 1, 2000
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Plays like an episode or two of the TV show, stretched out to fill an hour and a half or so.

January 1, 2000
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

We need another live-action Flintstones like we need a club to the head.

January 1, 2000
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The key to appreciating The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is low expectations.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas


it was just an average movie with a few chuckle moments

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

This is one of the worst movies I have seen. The only good choice in my books is Mark Addy playing the character he was obviously genetically engineered for (still, no John Goodman). This film is absolutely terrible, a film which you would want to avoid like the plague. The plague carried in little bowls by Satan's henchmen. Who are also holding chainsaws. Giant chainsaws. You get the picture. Terrible movie.

Defining Scene:
I refuse.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer


"The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" isn't what you would expect it to be. Instead of being a sequel to the "The Flintstones," it's a prequel. It shows how Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty came to meet in the first place. Oh yeah, don't forget the well animated Dino. You'll find out some things about Wilma, Barney, and the others that you most likely never knew about, such as Wilma being rich.
If you've ever watched the cartoon series in your life, then you'll already somewhat know how this movie turns out, such as Fred and Wilma being together, but you'll find out a lot of interesting stuff along the way and find out that everything wasn't all smooth sailing for the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

I used to watch the cartoon series of The Flintstones when I was a kid, but I didn't like the movie, "The Flintstones" much at all. "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" is a much better movie than the first one in my opinion. Parts of it are hilarious, and the whole movie is very entertaining. My only complaint is that I sort of doubt that a few parts of the story hold true for a stone age family, such as Mick Jagger being alive and Coca-Cola existing. But there are some of the famous Flintstone antics such as a dinosaur being used as a bridge.

If you've ever been a fan of the cartoon series, and even if you haven't ever been much of a fan, I would recommend watching "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas." It has good acting, it's funny and entertaining, and it has good effects that make it look like a live episode from The Flintstones. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I liked this movie much better than the original.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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