The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Yabba-dabba-doo! Digital dinosaurs rule the day when Fred (Mark Addy), Barney (Stephen Baldwin), Betty (Jane Krakowski) and Wilma (Kristen Johnston) take Vegas by storm in this prequel that posits their lives before marriage. A staple of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoon series -- The Great Gazoo (Alan Cumming) -- also makes an appearance. Ann-Margret (make that "Margrock") sings the title tune.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is the 2000 live-action film starring Stephen Baldwin and Jane Krakowski. All the tropes from the classic Flintstones cartoon from the early '60s are here -- sight gags, caveman puns, working dinosaurs lamenting their fates directly to the camera. There are a couple moments of sexual innuendo with Barney, and some cartoonish violence along the order of Fred falling from a ferris wheel. And early in the early in the film, a dinosaur audibly passes gas. But on the whole, this silly and campy reinterpretation of the well-known cartoon is enjoyable enough for the entire family. The problem is that this movie, in spite of fun acting and closing adhering to the source material, doesn't really move beyond the original cartoon; it just brings back jokes from that show in a not very different form. Ultimately, you're better off watching the perpetually syndicated Hanna-Barbera animated series.
- Sexual Content
- While in search for Barney in a Rock Vegas casino, Betty finds him, and it appears that he has his hands on the breasts of a showgirl.
- Fred falls from a Ferris wheel.
- A couple of mild naughty words and some potty humor.
- Social Behavior
- Love finds a way to blossom -- and win out in the end.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- At the casino, characters drink but don't act intoxicated. Fred and Barney drink from glasses that look as if they would contain alcoholic beverages, but they don't act intoxicated.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it