Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed goes unpunished.
John Goodman and Rick Moranis were perfect casting. Super-gorgeous young Halle Berry was a great surprise. Very faithful cartoon aesthetic and fun designs. I have to say I loved it!
Eh, entertaining but mediocre.
Though this movie is nothing more than a mere shadow of what the TV show was, it was still fun to watch in spite of being too silly sometimes. What made it enjoyable was its cast, that included very well known actors who probably did nothing else but making a fool of themselves here, but in any case, I had fun seeing them doing so.
I only give this one and a half stars because of the most perfect casting of John Goodman.
Nostalgia Critic was correct.
John Goodman is near enough perfectly cast as Fred Flintstone, and Kyle MacLachlan is obviously great, but the whole thing does feel a bit cheap. From the over the top, extremely plastic looking, chunky sets to the laughable cameo from the 'BC52s' (get it? They're the B52s but from prehistoric times? Ah never mind), it's just a little bit naff, really.
Still, as far as live-action remakes of classic cartoons go, it does a pretty good job.
I will confess and say that I was never a fan of the original Flintstones cartoon. I'm usually the one to jump on board and support poorly animated shows from the dawn of animated programs, but The Flintstones never resonated to me as anything more than a one note joke breathlessly carried out for an overwhelming one hundred and sixty-six shorts. Its setups were tired, its jokes cliche, and its characters bland and one dimensional.
The film adaptation is more of the same, with one gleaming flaw from the start; its live action transfer. May I ask why? Why does the film industry continue to force programs that were born to be animated into the live action format. A way…
When I was a little kid I loved The Flintstones, I would go out of my way to see the show and watch any of the specials that came on TV whenever I got a chance. As I grew older though I started to care for it a lot less to the point where I never really cared for it anymore, I'm still pretty much at that point, I'm not sure why but I guess it just didn't age well for me. During the time I still loved The Flintstones though the movie came out and to say I was excited for it was a understatement, in a time where I rarely was able to convince my parents to take…
John Goodman is perfectly cast. Can't say the same about everyone else. It does a decent job adaptating from the show, but it's not very memorable or very good.
I think I might be the only person who prefers Viva Rock Vegas to this.