Wednesday, 7 September 2011


On August 29th, the brand new movie from the creators of Despicable Me was released.  Hop bounced into the shops bringing a tale of friendship, fame and fortune to family audiences.  The hilarious rock 'n' roll Bunny E.B. voiced by the wonderful Russell Brand pursues his dream of being a drumming rock star with hilarious consequences.

E.B. flees his life, where he is lined up to take over the Easter Bunny business, to head for Hollywood.  He is run over by jobless Fred (played by the very cute James Marsden) who, after attempting to putting a feigning E.B. out of his misery, takes him home. Fred wants rid of E.B. until he realises he is the Easter Bunny (who can poop jelly beans!)

Fred helps E.B. as he tries to fulfil his dream of stardom, unaware that the cute but deadly royal ninja bunnies have been sent to bring him home!  Meanwhile the Head Chick on Easter Island (how cool that it is actually partly set on Easter Island) uses the opportunity to try and take control of the Easter Factory in a chick revolution and get the top job himself.  Hank Azaria voices him brilliantly and he is a great character turning the cute chick image on its head.  Fred also has designs on the job and E.B. gives him tips as he tries to learn the trade!  Trouble is bound to break out...and it does!

The star studded cast includes the voice of Hugh Laurie as E.B.'s dad....I adore him so that was a nice bonus.  Russell Brand is fabulous as always as the teen wannabe superstar (yes I am a bit of a fan!)  The mix of real life and animation is seemless.

At 91 minutes long it is the perfect length for a family film.  The glimpse into the Easter Factory is wonderful with all the choccie and sweeties being made.  There is lots of slapstick humour and the Hoff makes a great cameo appearance.  The film appeals on many levels. I loved the School Play scene!  Kizzy really enjoyed it, especially the end involving the chick and the wand! (Shhh....No spoilers here!!)

The DVD has some great bonus features and  the Blu-Ray contains loads of extras.  Why not treat the kids to a Back to School Treat for the weekend and buy a copy of Hop!  You will all be laughing!

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