Hop Movie Review
Every year more Christmas movies come out, there must be hundreds, but how many Easter movies can you name? There’s not many, but this year one has hopped its way to cinemas.
Hop follows E.B. a talking rabbit who is next in line to be the Easter Bunny. However, E.B. is reluctant to follow in his father’s footsteps and would rather become a drummer. One day E.B.’s father makes fun of E.B.’s dream of becoming a rock star, so E.B. runs away. Desperate to find somewhere to stay, E.B. travels to a place that’s been good to bunnies since 1927, The Playboy Mansion. After getting rejected, E.B. walks around and is hit by a car.
The driver of the car is, out of work slacker, Fred O’Hare, note the not so subtle hare reference. Reluctantly, Fred allows E.B. to move in with him. However, Fred does not own the house he is merely house sitting for his sisters boss.
Unbeknownst to E.B., his father has sent a trio of trained ninja bunnies, The Pink Berets, to find E.B. and bring him home to Easter Island. While all this is happening, an evil chick, named Carlos, is conspiring to take over the role of Easter Bunny, thus putting chicks in charge of Easter.
The movie was good, but the end really let it down. There were some funny parts that worked well, but the ending just seemed so forced and felt extremely rushed. It’s unfortunate, as the rest of the film was fairly well paced. There honestly was no point where I was actually bored, but, as I said, the predictable fake ending really goes against the movie.
There are some pretty well known people in the film. E.B. is voiced by Russell Brand, who also makes a cameo appearance in the film, James Marsden plays Fred O’Hare, Kaley Cuoco plays his sister Sam, Hugh Laurie plays E.B.’s father and Hank Azaria, aka Apu from The Simpsons, plays Carlos. Hugh Hefner, David Hasselhoff and Chelsea Handler all make cameos, the first two as themselves.
The movie is watchable and will provide some laughs, but the end just lets the whole thing down. It will put you in the Easter spirit though, so it may be worth it. The film is in cinemas now and was directed by Tim Hill, check out the trailer below.
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