However, when there's no more pantry to inventory, we're forced to seek out other forms of entertainment. Now, we realize that calling Yogi Bear "entertainment" may be an affront to our casual readers, but bear with us. (HA! Get it?!)
Admittedly, we use the term "entertainment" loosely. Yogi Bear is no Dark Knight. Or Rise of the Planet of the Apes for that matter (we, for one, welcome our ape-overlords with open arms). In fact, when discussing what was so terrible about Yogi Bear, we were able to compile quite the list:
- The writing. "Yeah. Because NOW we're heading straight for the Jelly Jarring Rapids!" Even Tom Cavanagh can't make that line work.
- Justin Timberlake. Will he ever stop playing himself in the movies? At least Dan Akroyd did a deeper voice.
- Was Anna Faris trying too hard or not trying enough? Remember the Scary Movies? Yeah, neither do we, but we kinda remember a decent performance or two from her.
- The movie pales in comparison to the cartoon (depending on how drunk you are when watching either).
- It's a little difficult for a grown-ass adult to watch Yogi Bear when there's not a single child present to watch the movie with. It's like men using tampons: it just doesn't make sense. Unless you're really drunk.
- Saying "razzle dazzle!" does not actually add razzle dazzle to a movie.
Right, we know: it doesn't take a genius to figure out why Yogi Bear isn't a good movie. And if there's one thing that you should expect from Orlando Insider, it's that we don't like pointing out the obvious. (Except when the topic of discussion is Marco Rubio's giant f*cking ears. Which are obviously alien monsters that have taken control of Rubio to further their invasion plans by way of corrupting our national political system with the Tea Party.)
That's right: here at Orlando Insider, we thought Yogi Bear was pretty damn good.
It might be the alcohol talking (coconut rum and wine coolers -- we have no standards and we're okay with that) but we enjoyed the hell out of Yogi Bear. It was stupid, silly, and made us laugh a couple of times. It's not something we ever plan to go back to, but it's 80 minutes of our lives that went by just a bit smoother, thanks to the big dumb bear. Here's why:
- Tom Cavanagh., We fell in love with him as JD's older brother in Scrubs, so STFU. He's adorable.
- Justin Timberlake. You know how you revise your resume every now and then to get rid of the really embarrassing stuff? JT's timing must have been REALLY bad, taking the role of Boo-Boo shortly before he hit it big in the movies. That's why we loved his performance so much as Yogi's pint-sized sidekick: it's so embarrassing for Timberlake and we love a good dose of schadenfreude.
- The plot was so simple and "family-friendly" that we never got confused, no matter how drunk we got.
- Silly, stupid fun deserves a little credit. Not much, but definitely a little. There are worse ways to kill 80 minutes. Like watching Marco Rubio pretend to be a fireman.
We're not saying Yogi Bear is good flick -- it's not -- but we enjoy the bad movies along with the good, and Yogi Bear, in our opinion, is delightfully bad.
The Extremely Hung-Over Orlando Insider Writing Staff