All you really need to know is that it's an idea that should never have been tried once, much less twice.
The jokes are pathetic.
The prequel is like eating a second helping of underdone bronto burger and being kept awake by the resulting indigestion-induced Dali-esque nightmare.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Kids are certain to love The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, but Mom and Dad won't mind going along -- it's a yabba-dabba-delight.
There are still some pretty funny lines and gags.
Not bad, not bad at all.
| Original Score: 6/10
It's dumb, screwy and proud.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kids will love the crowd-pleasing depiction of an entire prehistoric world, complete with an adorable baby Dino -- and loads of great sight gags and puns.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
If you need a quick cartoon high, and a few cheap laughs, before the real summer movies begin, Viva Rock Vegas is your temporary fix.
A pleasant surprise.
Fun and funny.
It is better than the original.
| Original Score: 3/5
The casting is nearly perfect.
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is cute and funny, with plenty of slapstick and cuddly creatures for the kids and enough adult wit to keep parents reasonably amused.
Here's one that should have stayed buried under a rock pile down at Fred and Barney's quarry.
| Original Score: 1/4
Forsaking story for sight gags and brief comedic moments, the film simply doesn't have enough of them to compensate for a lame and lackluster plot.
Viva Rock Vegas is nothing more than eye candy, and not a very tasty piece at that.
Nothing new or clever is employed in Viva Rock Vegas.
| Original Score: D+
The cast from the first Flintstones movie has gone off to break rocks somewhere else.
It's not delightful or funny or exciting, and for long stretches, it looks exactly like hapless actors standing in front of big rocks and reciting sitcom dialogue.
| Original Score: 0.5/4