Looney Tunes: Back In Action
LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION (PG)
D: Joe Dante
Warner Bros/Baltimore Spring Creek/Lonely Film Productions (Paula Weinstein & Bernie Goldman)
W: Larry Doyle
DP: Dean Cundey
Ed: Rick Finney & Marshall Harvey
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
Brendan Fraser (D.J. Drake), Jenna Elfman (Kate Houghton), Steve Martin (Mr. Chairman), Heather Locklear (Dusty Tails), Joan Cusack (Mother), Timothy Dalton (Damian Drake)
Utilising the same mix of animation and live action that made Who Framed Roger Rabbit a huge success at the end of the 1980's, Looney Tunes: Back In Action sees Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny join forces as they, a recently fired stuntman and a movie executive stop the evil chairman of ACME industries from hatching a nefarious plan to turn the world's population into monkeys.
The plot is quite infantile, but that's the least of the film's problems. It came out at least 10 years too late and aside from the iconic cartoon characters, the human characters are all incredibly boring, not helped by a cast who all seem like they're all just doing it for the paycheque. Also, it just simply isn't funny unless perhaps you're under the age of 10.
It should come as no surprise that the film was a box office flop.