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.... it's not bad, it's just drawn that way

Day two of my classic retro movie reviews and I shall be reviewing one of the movies I used to watch every day when I was a kid, which was coincidentally released the same year I was born. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of the all time great movies and was one of the first movies to bridge the gap between the normal Hollywood movies of its day and the cartoons which were tremendously popular in the late eighty's.

The movie itself is based around a cartoon star, Roger Rabbit, who is accused of murdering one of L.A's most powerful men, Marvin Acme. It is at this point washed up detective, Eddie Valiant, works with Rodger to help clear his name although he does so reluctantly because a it was cartoon character killing his brother that caused his drinking problems and eventually bankruptcy.

For those few of you who haven't seen this movie must be wondering how you can take movie which such a bleak storyline and make one of history's greatest comedy. The answer is simple; just add some cutting edge (for the time) animation, a world class cast and as many cartoon references as you can.

This movie wouldn't have been anywhere near as good if it wasn't for Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd, not to mention Charles Fleischer who manages to make Rodger Rabbit hilarious without having to rip-off any other well known cartoons. If you've already seen this movie I hope this review will tempt you into watching it again, and if you haven't seen this movie then this should be a the top of your list.

... don't worry, I won't judge you for perving on Jessica Rabbit.

35 comments:

  1. I loved this movie as a child as well. Seems like I just watched it here recently sometime...ah nostalgia.

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  2. This movie is the bomb.

    Oh my god it's DDDIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!

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  4. Video tape in.. ok fast forward..oh stop, no, wait rewind..pause...oh, no bit more... lol

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  5. i watched roger rabbit so many times as a kid

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  6. remember watching this as a kid!

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  7. Nice, I loved this movie. It's also connected to Donnie Darko also.

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  8. old movie but awesome movie.

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  9. Saw it so long ago that I can't even remember how it went, might just have to check it out again, thanks, and keep throwing the nostalgia my way. Following =)

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  10. I couldn't stand that movie as a child, no idea why, just something about it I really disliked!

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  11. YES! I fucking LOVED this movie growing up. Props man.

    Now I want to watch it again xD.

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  12. yeah might give this a re-watch, thx.

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  13. Epic movie. I watched this so many times during my childhood. Also I think pretty much everyone has perved over Jessica Rabbit at some point

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  14. awesome movie!

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  15. You could never tempt me to watch this movie again. Ever. Have a great day Obi-wan!

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  16. OMG major nostalgia I used to love watching it.

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  17. roger the mother fucking rabbit yo.

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  18. I've heard of this but never saw it as a child.

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  19. the final conflict at the end of the movie was horrifying. its those eyes, man......

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  20. rule 34 on jessica? on second thought, that's too easy...

    good movie. :)

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  21. Roger Rabbit is a classic of classics.

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  22. Well I loved the movie, you can't miss watching lucas and donald performing together.

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  23. will have to see it, sounds interesting

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  24. the only reason i watched it was because of Jessica Rabbit XD

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  25. I remember seeing this movie on tv when I was little but I don't remember much so I got to see it again :D

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  26. I watched this when I was soooo young and thought Jessica Rabbit looked 'pretty' I watch it now and think she just looks HOT! I want to be her :(

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