Every major holiday you can expect movies to pop up to cash in on the festivities, and this Easter, we have the 3D animated/live action movie: Hop. I had no idea what to expect besides rabbits after looking at the standee, so I went into the cinema with no expectations at all.
Hop is about EB (Russel Brand), a rabbit that’s next in line to be the Easter bunny. Deciding that he enjoys drumming much more than hiding eggs in the gardens of humans, he decides to flee Easter Island and hide out in Hollywood. There he encounters Fred O’Hare (James Marsden), a man who’s basically nowhere in his life and trying to get back on the right track. Together they embark on a journey to grow up and realize their dreams.
Hop is a movie for families and kids. The jokes aren’t edgy (though Russel Brand as EB does pretty well) and despite the cast, you’re not going to have any Sex Drive/Forgetting Sarah Marshall humor here. It’s been taken down to grade school level. Children are going to love the cute characters in the movie, and adults, well adults don’t really have much to look forward to except wholesome fun. You can expect something similar to Alvin & The Chipmunks – just a whole lot less annoying. And you get Kaley Cuoco gracing the screen with her presence. Mmhmm.
The movie is nothing to shout about, and might even be a little boring for some people, but if you gotta take a younger sibling to a movie to shut them up for 1.5 hours, you can’t go wrong. Hop gets 5/10.