Directed by: Eric Brevig
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cavanagh
It must be a bad sign when I watch a live action/CGI blend full-length feature film about Yogi Bear and I come out of it thinking, “well, it could’ve been worse.” AND IT WAS ALREADY TERRIBLE. But seriously, it could’ve been a lot worse. This was just bland awfulness, nothing spectacularly terrible (like that Smurfs movie).
Yogi and his pal Boo-Boo are bears that can talk and walk on two legs, and who always get the park ranger in trouble with their illicit activities. Wacky! An evil politician wants to sell the lumber rights to the national park, and he will, unless they raise a certain amount of money in a week! Despite the fact that this is so extremely illegal, the lumberjacking company wouldn’t even give it a second thought, lest they be embroiled in scandal. They have a concert or something and raise the money and the main characters really have nothing to do with it.
So yes, the one thing everyone commented on this movie was that Dan Aykroyd turned in a really half-assed performance as Yogi, but that Justin Timberlake, former member of N-Sync, did a spot-on job as Boo-Boo. There’s a good reason everyone mentioned this. Because it’s true, surprising as hell, and the ONLY INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS MOVIE.