Apr. 06, 2011 - Issue #807: Spring Style
Hop not too Hip
The story's slight—Easter Bunny-to-be (voiced by Russell Brand) runs out on his birthright to drum to his own beat in Hollywood but hooks up with slacker Fred O'Hare (James Marsden)—and almost every scene's overscored, overtold or overdone to the point of the jokes getting runny (EB and Fred actually sing "I Want Candy"). Hop seems to think filling out the formula and being super-duper eager-to-please is enough. Hobbling along, this bunny just ain't funny. I'd rather have that shaggy-haired Muppet on drums any day—now there was a real wild Animal!
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Directed by: Tim Hill
Written by: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch
Featuring: James Marsden, Russell Brand
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