Looney Tunes: Back in Action

2003

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi

102
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 28784

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Brendan Fraser as DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
Ron Perlman as Acme VP, Never Learning
Steve Martin as Mr. Chairman
Timothy Dalton as Damien Drake
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pinkpab 6 / 10

Bugs Bunny saves the movie

An OK movie where I didn't like the main "human" actors. However, Bugs and to a lesser extent Daffy provide some nice funny moments. I would rate it 5/10 but a reference to the "classic" Robot Monster makes me give it one more star.

Reviewed by mistoppi 8 / 10

Loved this as a kid, love it still

I really liked this movie when I was a kid and because I'm hungover I wanted to watch something comfortable and I though hey, I haven't seen Looney Tunes: Back in Action in ages. Yeah, of course it's a children's movie and it's very silly, but for me this is kind of that adventure comedy I compare all others to, at least subconsciously, since it's about the first one I saw.

Even as a grown-up I still find this movie funny. Yeah of course there are some corny childish jokes in there, but most of the comedy is still funny. The Looney Tunes character bring most into this movie. Sure, Brendan Fraser's character is alright and Timothy Dalton is good and all that, but still none of those characters beat Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny and all those other characters we've learnt to love watching the Looney Tunes shorts.

The story itself is pretty simple but it has so many hilarious details and the characters and the fun mix between live action and animation are the things that make this movie fun. It's not the best adventure movie out there, but it's hilarious, and what kid wouldn't love it?

Reviewed by elicopperman 7 / 10

Not a Classic, but It's Alright in my Book

Unlike the Looney Tunes movie Space Jam where it had a mediocre reception but a very good box office performance, this film was met with an ok response from critics but bombed financially and to this day is pretty under the radar. That being said, I actually enjoy Back in Action quite a bunch as I felt it was more faithful to the zaniness and wittiness of the original Looney Tunes. While I don't think this movie is by any means a masterpiece, I think it's very underrated.

I think one reason the film was not received all that well is because....well, it doesn't really make much sense plot wise. After leaving Hollywood due to all the attention going to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck joins former stuntman Damien Drake Jr. (Brendan Fraser) and embarks on an adventure to find Damien's father, and the missing blue diamond. Along with Bugs and The VP of Warner Bros (Jenna Elfman), they try to obtain said diamond before The Acme Corp. does for their own sick purposes. However, I think you have to really be a big fan of Looney Tunes to accept just how ludicrous the plot really is. Some of the classic Looney Tunes characters either appear as small cameos or advance the plot in such odd ways, but again, they helps progress the film and play into the film's silly nature.

While the live-action characters played by Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman do fall a little short, the gags with the Looney Tunes are jam packed with slapstick, fourth wall breaks, pronoun trouble (heh, heh), and even some self aware moments, like a small banter between Daffy and Bugs on wild takes. Admittedly, not every joke does hit and the film does act a little too self aware at times, but it never distracts from how funny the other jokes are.

Adding further into the film, the animation was lead by former Disney animator Eric Goldberg, and it looks fantastic. It really does look like the toons are there with the live actors, and the animation on them is fluid and amusing in its own right. The voice-acting is also top notch, with the stand outs being Joe Alaskey as both Bugs and Daffy and Billy West as Elmer Fudd. They do a great job bringing the characters' voices to life and it's no wonder they still tend to voice them today (minus Alaskey though who sadly passed on).

To sum it all up, while the humor is hit or miss, the live leads are somewhat dull and the plot can be too ridiculous at times, Looney Tunes: Back in Action offers enough wit, lovable Looney Tunes chemistry, solid animation, and charming voice acting to make it an enjoyable experience that embraces how silly it really is. Apparently director Joe Dante hated working on the film due to having Warner Bros. be too demanding of changes and restrictions, but I think he succeeded enough to make a fun if not flawed film that at least gives a decent lime light to my favorite Looney Tune character, Daffy Duck. So I recommend this flick if you're in the mood for some weird but harmless Looney Tunes entertainment....oh yeah, and Steve Martin acting like a lovably cooky leader.

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