As we all know, the big studios are constantly in search of the next big kid-friendly franchise, regardless of the age of the source material. In recent years, the box office was even kind to big budget adaptations of The Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks and even to some extent The Muppets.
Thanks to reruns of the series on television and a pretty extensive VHS release in the early 90s, I went into seeing the movie with a good level of expectation. I’d imagine though that the majority of audiences were in the dark though.
If you’ve never seen The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, and you grew up watching the cartoon, I highly recommend this movie version. But if you’ve not even heard of the original show, I think you would be in for a surprise. It’s not as heavy handed as more recent attempts to bring back classic characters (like last year’s The Three Stooges), and it is interesting to watch something that relies more on practical effects mixed in with its CGI.