Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear (2010) movie poster

(2010) director Eric Brevig
viewed: 12/19/10 at AMC Loews Metreon 16

For as many movies as I see with my kids, and I see a lot, there are a number of trailers for movies that we see that I cringe from and think aloud, “Uh, we can miss that one!”  And Yogi Bear was of that ilk.

Circumstances being what they are, we didn’t miss “that one”.

Actually, the thing is that both kids were pretty amused and interested by the trailer, and while I grew up with the classic Hanna-Barbera character of Yogi Bear, I wasn’t too excited by this notion of seeing this new 3-D, digitally animated mixed-live-action version of the character.  In fact, perhaps we could have missed it.

The bottom line is that the kids enjoyed it.  Clara in particular.  And for me, I was grateful for the lack of fart jokes.

While I’d rank it among the far lesser of the kid-friendly movies we’ve seen (which interestingly enough includes other live-action/animation features like Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) and G-Force (2009)), I have to say that it’s tolerable.  Perhaps tolerable at best.

The fact that Justin Timberlake voices Boo Boo is worth some weird element of pop culture insanity points.

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