Finally, an Easter movie! Well, sure, we have all those about Jesus and what not, but I mean a "real" Easter movie. Okay, I jest, but with the myriad of Santa Claus Christmas films, there was nothing for that popular Spring holiday except yearly showings of "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Sound of Music." Luckily, the folks at Universal dreamed up a colorful confection called "Hop" that tells the tail (!) of the Easter Bunny (here known as E.B. and voiced by English Funnyman Russell Brand) and how he leaves his home of Easter Island to make it big as a drummer in Hollywood.
Sure, this seems like a really obvious film about some random animated character trying to "make it big" in the entertainment industry. And sure, it’s yet another weird fish-out-of-water story. But for some reason, it works. Brand is hilarious, James Marsden ("Enchanted") as the human E.B. stumbles upon is appropriately wide-eyed and slack-jawed, and Kaley Cuoco ("The Big Bang Theory") is adorably under-used as his sister. What separates this from similar cartoon/real world hybrids like "The Smurfs" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks," is that there is genuine hilarity in here, as well as a cleverness the others lacked and a world we haven’t seen before.
It’s easy to write this off as just "one of those movies" and ignore it. But "Hop" is entirely cute and the humor works well for adults and children. I mean, when the main character poops jelly beans, you know it’s not going to be a Disney movie!
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