I grew up watching the cartoon as a child. I found this movie to be very funny and wholesome. It is hard to find entertaining movies that both adults and kids can enjoy together. Not only did Brendan Fraser portray a believable Do-Right, he also, with the help of his sidekick that comic Monty Python man, Eric Idle , makes a GREAT Do-Wrong said with a French accent . Even better, Alfred Molina is hysterical as Snidely Whiplash!!! It is clear that he enjoys pouring on the smarm for the "bad guy" role. I don't believe anyone could have played a better comedic bad guy that he <more>
does. There is a real need for quality G-rated "family" movies and I believe this film fits the bill!
Want a fun movie, this is it. Watched as a child and it was my favourite movie for years - rewatched and it is as good. Brendan is such a legend and without him this wouldn't be nearly as good.
Just plain fun (by lea-1)
I have to admit that when this movie first came out I groaned, "Oh, no! Not another TV show going movie" But I was pleasantly surprised at the way this turned out. The cartoons were cute enough, the movie is just plain fun, quite enjoyable. Snidely's band of evil-doers particularly amusing, as were the Kumquat tribe. Great tongue in cheek humor sprinkled throughout.A movie you can safely sit back with the popcorn and enjoy with your kids and grandkids.
Silly can be good, just don't expect every film to be the Godfather (by TiminPhoenix)
This was a silly and funny little movie. Everything from the narrator to the faux Indian tribe was done for laughs and it was clean family worthy viewing. Alfred Molina makes a perfect Snidely Whiplash and how anyone can watch this film and not notice his timing, his interaction with the other actors and not be impressed is beyond me. It's not a bad way to kill 77 minutes.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. (by attikitty)
After reading nothing but terrible reviews of this movie, I finally felt compelled to weigh in. I loved the Jay Ward comics... their irreverence and ability to be entertaining on both an adult and child level. I found the movie sweetly amusing and very loyal to the classic cartoon. All the actors were great in their roles. The writing was clever.I gave it to my twin nephews for their birthday, knowing they will enjoy it and my sister will love it. After reading such dreadful reviews, I watched it twice to make certain I wasn't missing something. NO. It's funny.
Simplistic, "Ernest"-like Fun: Nine of Ten Stars (by RiffRaffMcKinley)
All right, so this movie will never win an Academy Award for Best Picture. So what? And while it can come off as infantile and clunky, it's just plain and simple fun in the tradition of "Ernest Saves Christmas." You have Brendan Fraser "George of the Jungle" in the title role of a clueless Canadian Mounty both vying for the hand of Nell Fenwick Sarah Jessica Parker in, oddly enough, the least phoned-in role of her career and struggling with the evil Snidely K. Whiplash Alfred Molina . Before he can mount his flatulent horse named Horse, of course , though, <more>
he's reduced to taking vigilante lessons from a prospector Monty Python's Eric Idle who recently made a splash on the "Regis & Kathy Lee Show".Ridiculousness aside, this was a funny, lightweight, enjoyable movie that didn't match the cleverness of "The Dudley Do-Right Show," but still provides a laugh and does well as a guilty pleasure. Know what I mean?
All right, all of you serious movie lovers. This is not the movie for you. This is a movie for people who a enjoyed the cartoon and b like going to the movies for fun, and not just for spiritual enlightenment. To be honest, when the movie started and that familiar curtain rose on the cartoon Dudley backwards astride his horse I wanted to cheer but I had a mouth full of popcorn at the time.The casting of the leads is nearly impeccable. Brendan Fraser is the only actor who could play this role with complete earnestness. Alfred Molina simply steals the movie as Snidely Whiplash, a role he <more>
seemed to relish as he chewed every piece of scenery he could lay his teeth on. Sarah Jessica Parker was pretty unremarkable as Nell. Fortunately, she doesn't get in the way of the fun. Finally, Eric Idle adds some truly memorable comedic moments as Dudley's Mountain Man Mentor.Go expecting nothing more than an unrepentantly silly movie which lasts a mere hour and twenty minutes. And there's a cartoon to boot! It's fun. Go and laugh.