ReviewWriter: Goh Wen Xuan Writer Ratings:Overall: Cast: Plot: Effects: Cinematography: Watch this if you liked:
“Dr. Dolittle”, “Alvin And The Chipmunks”, “George Of The Jungle”
Ever wondered how would it be like to wake up with skunks, racoons, squirrels all waiting to do some serious damage in front of your house? Mother Nature calls upon animals to rack up some pranks, teaching us some real valuable lessons about doing our part for the environment.
"Furry Vengeance" is a movie where Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) is hired to develop a forest reserve by Lyman Enterprise. Unfortunately, almost every person who tried to develop that area eventually gets terrorised by the animals that are protecting the forest. In true Hollywood style, these animals are smart-as-hell, and think like pros when it comes to pranks. Eventually, Sanders comes to his senses and finds a way to save the forest, along with his furry friends. Pretty cliche, don't you think?
Brendan Fraser returns to comedy after appearing in several action movies such as "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth", "Inkheart", and "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra", almost reprising his goofiness in "George Of The Jungle". Unfortunately he wasn't funny, to the extent that the writer almost felt sorry for his bad acting in front of those animals. In fact, the best acting award should go to all the critters that had been slaving through all those pranks whilst trying to keep a straight face in a movie that should have been bombed during pre-production.
Brooke Shields ("The Blue Lagoon") also made an appearance as Fraser's loving wife. She would've stole the show as the wife who thought that her husband had turned cuckoo due to work-related stress, but in the end, it was a senile woman with the tendency of repeating yesteryear memories that was the most entertaining. No movie would be complete without a baddie, and this comes in the form of Ken Jeong ("Knocked Up", "The Hangover"), as the real estate tycoon Neil Lyman who speaks in a weird language that is neither Mandarin nor Swahili when he's angry.
A slapstick comedy would best describe "Furry Vengeance", if not for the poor scriptwriting and also the exaggerated acting from each actor in the movie (animals not included). The pranks played on Brendan Fraser were almost similar and repetitive, with water, skunk stench, dirt and poo as being the main vehicle for jokes.
Bring your kids to watch this if you would like to educate them about saving the environment, or just stay at home and watch cartoons instead.Cinema Online, 06 May 2010