Who Framed Roger Rabbit Reviews
I'm sorry, I know people love this movie and it has a place in movie history, but I just couldn't get into this film. I thought the Roger Rabbit character was irritating, I couldn't stand him at times. And the whole "cartoon" aspect was hammered down, just like Almost Famous. I know this film was made for a younger audience, but it could have been more twists and turns to make the movie stand out from every other buddy-cop film on Earth.
Despite the flaws, this movie isn't awful, it just wasn't that good. And it does have bright moments, even from Roger occasionally. Most of the live-action actors did a good job, like Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd. And the blending of 2-D animation and live-action is glorious, and like I said, a vital piece of both film and animation history.
I said it once, I'll say it again, Cool World is the better flick.
This movie had some good ideas and interaction between its characters but the framework in which everything occurs is simply inappropriate. It should be a family-friendly movie as it contained animation and would be viewed by younger audience no matter what the rating was but the story contained implication of sex, consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Not to mention the detective/ murder story line in which it was wrapped with. Jessica was a character created to diminish females and sexualize their bodies. Not even suitable to be viewed by adults for instance. I really do not understand how such a movie could simply get an PG rating unless there is a preconceived plan to create a horny, ill mannered new generation.
There are cameos galore of numerous old school cartoons. I didn't realize this was the one and only time Disney and WB characters have appeared together on screen. Bob Hoskins's character is a good point of view character for the average viewer. He's a little cynical of the cartoon characters (and they clearly can be grating at times, especially Roger Rabbit himself), but he comes to accept and care for them as the story progresses. I don't think the film is for everyone, but if you're a lover of old school films and cartoons, I think you'll find something to love here.