Hop

Universal Pictures | Release Date: April 1, 2011
5.2
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Khunter4382Apr 28, 2011
For what it is and with taking it as seriously as one can, Hop can be a fun and entertaining film. Brand does well and his supporting cast helps makes his character believable. It's true that the film is comprised of mostly mindlessFor what it is and with taking it as seriously as one can, Hop can be a fun and entertaining film. Brand does well and his supporting cast helps makes his character believable. It's true that the film is comprised of mostly mindless storytelling, but if you can muster up enough courage to sit back and TRY to enjoy it, you will. Expand
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jordyboyMay 3, 2011
good film sortta at times overall it was decent i think
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CactusManApr 7, 2011
Spoiler alert the easter bunny isn't real and its ( i'm sure as Charlie Sheen is about winning) not British!!! People who could be a better easter bunny: The Queen of England, The women who plays Bart Simpson, and the voice of Darth Vader.Spoiler alert the easter bunny isn't real and its ( i'm sure as Charlie Sheen is about winning) not British!!! People who could be a better easter bunny: The Queen of England, The women who plays Bart Simpson, and the voice of Darth Vader. Thank you for reading my review of hop Expand
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MovieGuyBrianApr 1, 2011
HOP is just a hare above being annoying (thatâ
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ShiiraApr 12, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oh, by the way, Christmas called. It wants its holiday back. Christmas wants to know why the Easter Bunny is delivering his holiday treats in a sleigh pulled by a flock of baby chicks. Who does this rabbit think he is? Santa Claus? On every Easter eve, according to "Hop", the bunny makes his airborne rounds around the world while the good little boys and girls are asleep, all except for Fred O'Hare, who as a child, catches a glimpse of the copycat critter as he lands in his backyard, where the Santa-wanna-be leaves behind a basket of Easter goodies on the child's front doorstep. Thankfully, some traditions remain sacred. At least the rabbit has the tact not to infringe on St. Nick's signature move: the chimney drop. But otherwise, the Easter Bunny is one shrewd character. He closely follows the successful business model laid out by the dictatorial St. Nicholas. As de facto leader of a candy factory located on, predictably enough, Easter Island, the rabbit too runs a tight ship. Also known as Rapa Nui, the Polynesian island with an infamous history of colonization, in which Dutch settlers completely wiped out the native population by the mid-nineteenth century through their spreading of infectious diseases. "Hop", however, suggests an alternative history during the film's opening credit sequence, where the moviegoer sees a long-running lineage of Easter bunnies in portraiture that traces back far enough in time to coincide with the genocide of the Rapa Nui population. The paintings, rendered in a distinctly European style, recasts the seemingly harmless rabbit as the colonizer. In the absence of Rapa Nui descendants, or elves, the Easter Bunny uses chicks(he's violating child labor laws!) to manufacture the vast array of holiday candies, including Hershey's Kisses, an American institution which creates a host of troubling connotations, since it suggests that the venerable Pennsylvania chocolate-makers moved their operations abroad to keep the cost of labor to a minimum. The silver-foiled mainstay, in essence, gives this factory the appearance of a sweatshop. After all, it's non-American workers who produce the chocolate treats, seemingly without wages or any opportunities for occupational advancement. Carlos(Hank Azaria), the Easter Bunny's foreman, a disgruntled lifer, always at his master's beck and call, seizes the moment to make it known that his services are available when E.B.(Russell Brand), the heir apparent, chooses instead to pursue a career in music. Despite being qualified for the top job, the chick's ingratiating behavior toward his pink-nosed boss leads him nowhere, as Carlos learns the hard truth about being a chicken in a rabbit's world. His job has a glass ceiling. That's because the chick is a victim of species discrimination. While E.B. is off galivanting in Hollywood, slumming as a musician because he can afford to, being a child of privilege(in the film's trailer, the bunny drums to Blur's "Song 2", but it's another Brit-pop smash, Pulp's "Common People", that's much more apropos to the bunny's breeding), Carlos loyally remains by the Easter Bunny's side, making sure that the gargantuan-sized operation stays right on schedule. Carlos deserves a shot. Insensitive to the chick's aspirations, the Easter Bunny confides to Carlos about E.B., saying, "I called his dreams ridiculous," which is precisely what he infers to the crestfallen chick after the yellow fuzzball's intimations for securing the top job gets a rise out of the racist rabbit. The chicks are in the same boat as the Short Ears(!) in Kevin Reynolds' "Rapa Nui", who stage a rebellion against the Long Ears, their longtime oppressors, which culminates in a race called the Birdman Competition, a convoluted triathlon that resembles, ironically enough, during one stage, an Easter egg hunt, where the first man to return home with a Sooty Tern egg intact wins. Just like "Hop", in the Reynolds film, you're rooting for the underdog(even though Jason Scott Lee is the main protagonist), the Short Ear, but Make(Esai Morales) breaks the yolk just before he crosses the finish line, allowing Noro(Lee), the Long Ear, to win the competition by default. In "Hop", the moviegoer may want the insurrection to succeed because the chick is better qualified for the job(maybe Carlos could open the gateway to China) than E.B. The rabbits treat the chicks like an indigenous race of people they've held rule over for generation upon generation(as suggested by the portraits). So in the end, E.B. returns to the fold when his dream to bang the skins in a band comes up short(The Blind Boys of Alabama reject him). To add insult to injury, the Easter Bunny deems that Fred(James Marsden), a human, share the mantel with his slacker son, even though he's not nearly as suited for the job as the chick. (Incidentally, there's a North Pole reference in "Rapa Nui" by way of an iceberg sighted off-shore.) Expand
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bobprenApr 20, 2011
Technically and visually perfect and my 9 & 11 year olds both gave it a 10. But while I enjoyed a good deal of it, the script, story and pacing were all sub-par. The ending was especially poor. I have not read anything in the trades about theTechnically and visually perfect and my 9 & 11 year olds both gave it a 10. But while I enjoyed a good deal of it, the script, story and pacing were all sub-par. The ending was especially poor. I have not read anything in the trades about the making of this film, but it really felt like they slapped an ending together as they rushed to finish the film due to time/money constraints. While great movies like the Toy Story's allow us to get fully immersed and forget that we're in a fantasy world, lazy storytelling like this keeps reminding you of how preposterous the premise is.

My suggestion: hire the Toy Story folks to write the sequel.
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CRLSep 5, 2011
Hop was never meant to be a great work of cinema, even though it's animation is top-notch. However the acting is spot-on, and the jokes are funny enough to make it an enjoyably 'built for kids' comedy.
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JaySupertrampFeb 6, 2012
What the .... puh! Ok a british english speaking easter bunny who wants to play drums? And a guy who wants to be the next easter bunny? Are you serious? This movie is **** But the CG is really good! I love Kaley Cuoco in TBBT but in Hop herWhat the .... puh! Ok a british english speaking easter bunny who wants to play drums? And a guy who wants to be the next easter bunny? Are you serious? This movie is **** But the CG is really good! I love Kaley Cuoco in TBBT but in Hop her acting was not as good... There heaps of family movies out so watch another one then this! Expand
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BBonasera15Apr 28, 2012
HOP is a surprisingly enjoyable and fun little kids film that makes great viewing for kids and a decent viewing for older audiences just in time for Easter.
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cameronmorewoodNov 7, 2012
Your children will be slightly amused and enjoy a few hours out of the house. Brand, as he always does, milks everything he can out of the role as Hop. It's a good thing he does too. I can't imagine what a bore this film would've been without him.
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jeff_reviewsJul 6, 2013
"Hop" is pretty hopeless, despite its sweetness but put with little to no care. It's script is very weak, but its sure enough to entertain children. While I didn't completely hate Hop, there was little to like about it.
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CineAutoctonoDec 24, 2015
The movie very funny Easter rabbit , but unfortunately the creators of " Despicable Me " shows a live-action movie but the CGI rabbits and chicks , okay tied with Garfield and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
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EpicLadySpongeFeb 1, 2016
Hop is completely 'hop'less. By far the weakest non-Despicable Me installment for Illumination Entertainment and they have better come it back with their next installment coming up this July.
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