Hop – a new Easter Classic

By | April 5, 2012

We had the opportunity to watch Hop over the weekend. The girls have been watching a ton of Easter movies lately and wanted to rent Hop. We didn’t go see it in the theater last year because I am not overly fond of movies that blend live action with animation. (I am not a fan of movies with talking animals either.) Despite my hesitation, I couldn’t say no to the girls.

The premise of the movie Hop is that the heir to the Easter Bunny throne would rather be a rock-n-roll drummer than fulfill his family duty. He ends up leaving his home on Easter Island, seeking fame and fortune in Hollywood. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked the film. James Marsden was great as the loveable slacker. My husband, who had no interest at all in seeing the movie, even enjoyed it. (Of course that might have had something to do with Kaley Cuoco.)  I thought the disgruntled chick foreman, who was the villain of the story, stole the show at some parts and had some great lines.  It is hard for children to be scared of a villain that is so stinkin’ cute!

I really appreciated that the humor in this movie was appropriate for all ages. It had one little bit of bathroom humor with the jelly bean poop, but I didn’t think it was overly disgusting as the humor is sometimes in movies that target kids. As a plus, Hop had a fun cameo by David Hasselhoff where he made reference to his Knight Rider days. I am showing my age, but I used to love that show!

Overall Hop was a heartwarming tale that our whole family enjoyed. The girls ended up watching it several times before the rental period was up.  Despite my initial hesitation to the live action/ animation thing, it really ended up being a cute movie that I would watch again next year. I will definitely be adding Hop to our Easter movie collection.

As a side note, I have to say I am loving Amazon Instant Video rentals! It is no more expensive than Blockbuster, has a better selection, and I don’t have to leave the house to rent a movie. Woo-hoo! So glad our Blu-ray player can connect to Amazon.

So what family Easter movies have you been enjoying lately?

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