Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The
Entertainment: +2 1/2
Acceptability: +2 1/2

Everybody's favorite moose and squirrel, Bullwinkle and Rocky, star in this homage to Jay Ward's comic TV creation of the '60s. When evil no-goodniks Boris Badenov (Jason Alexander) and his partner in crime, Natasha Fatale (Rene Russo), learn the secret that allows them to jump from Pottsylvania cartoon existence into reality, they waste no time trying to take over the world and, of course, get rid of Moose and Squirrel. Led by criminal mastermind, Fearless Leader (Robert DeNiro), Boris and Natasha plan to hypnotize the entire population to elect Fearless Leader as President through their media network, RBTV (Really Bad TV). But FBI agent Karen Sympathy (Piper Perabo), literally pulls Rocky and Bullwinkle from Frostbite Falls TV retirement into the real world to foil the plot. Filled with cameo appearances, bad puns and Bullwinkle's classic literal interpretations of slang phrases, the tongue-in-cheek, humorous satire of ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE will attract old fans and youngsters alike. But older fans will have to look sharp to spot all the word play.

True to their character, Rocky and Bullwinkle make the transition after 35 years of retirement with their morals intact. It bothers them when they discover Karen lied on the job and when they steal a truck from Boris and Natasha. And Rocky tells Karen that when thinks look hopeless, you have to have the most faith. Karen also learns that what you believe when youre young can still be believed in as an adult. Slapstick cartoon violence occurs a few times as Rocky and Bullwinkle are literally flattened by a bus and Boris and Natasha take some falls. Although one cartoon character is supposedly "killed," he's later seen "surfing the Internet" with Bullwinkle. Apparently for the PG rating, the narrator lets loose one "damn" and another character uses a mild obscenity. But THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE can be enjoyed by anyone over six years old.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: Universal Pictures, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Crude Language: Once - Mild
Obscene Language: Once - Other
Profanity: Few (4) times Exclamatory (OMG)
Violence: Several times Moderate Slapstick (slaps, falls, hit by objects, explosions, cartoon characters flattened by bus, car/moose crash into wall, gun threats, people turned into vegetables, credits hit cartoon characters)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None; Near nudity (low cut dress once, girl in bikini once)
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Natasha talks to Boris about having babies, Boris & Natasha share hot tub
Drug Abuse: Champagne used to celebrate, cigarette smoked
Other: President seen as not very bright, agent lies about activities, comment about celebrities being above the law, comment about having most faith when things look most hopeless, comment about what you believe when young can still be true when you grow up
Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Bullwinkle fans Ages 6 and up

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