Pretty good. Under rated by idiots. (by adpolicefiles)
Its very easy for so many idiots to put down this film but how many would appreciate that they tried to stay true to the cartoon and concept at all times? What were they expecting? Schindler's list? These snobs should stop pointing their noses towards the sky as nobody really respects them.At no point during the movie do the actors embarrass themselves in trying to portray the cartoon characters and their performances of the related roles has been excellent. All the bedrock props and environment have been fairly realistically constructed. But most importantly, like every Flintstones <more>
episode, this movie has a great story and twist. This movie is a must watch for any one who liked or followed the cartoon.
The Flinstones, starring john goodman, rosie, elizabeth p., and rick m., was very cute and fun. It teaches you to forgive and that fame isn't as important as your family and friends. From all the reviews it got and the 4.3/10 it got here, I didn't expect much. But I did end up enjoying it. Pretty funny, too. Good Family comedy. I recommend this to people who like the show "The Flinstones", or comedies. If you don't like either of those, then you might not enjoy it as much.Good Fun comedy! **** out of five stars
A perfect movie (by HotToastyRag)
If there's such a thing as a perfect movie, The Flintstones is it. It's absolutely hilarious, with no downtime and no dated jokes. If you've seen the original Hanna Barbara cartoon, you'll probably pee from laughing so hard, and if you haven't, well, you'll still probably pee from laughing so hard. I saw this movie in the theaters when I was a little girl and laughed my head off, thinking it was the first movie to ever make caveman jokes. Just last week, I watched my DVD for the hundredth time and laughed just as hard.John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as <more>
Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma, and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty are all totally perfect. The original song is included at the start and end of the film, and all the throwbacks to the cartoon are side-splittingly funny. Modern touches are incredibly clever and tie in seamlessly to the setting. For example, the Flintstones go to the drive-in movies to watch "Gorge Lucas's Tar Wars", and the band The B-52s guest star in a swanky nightclub as "The BC-52s".In the film, Fred and Wilma help their best friends adopt a child, and in return, Barney helps Fred get a promotion at work. But, as the incredibly dumb Fred moves up the corporate ladder, he just might get duped by the slippery smooth Cliff, played by Kyle MacLachlin, and his secretary, a young Halle Berry who gets her own theme music whenever she walks in the room.It's silly and lovely, and best of all, Elizabeth Taylor puts the finishing touch on the film in her role as Wilma's mom. It's my favorite of her performances; pretty much every one of her lines has become a permanent phrase in my household. If only she'd been given more screen time! But, as she says in the movie, "Let's not let a little thing like that spoil the party—Conga line!"
I'm rather disappointed to see that this film has such a low rating on IMDb, this film was great! I was a huge fan of the cartoon back in my childhood and it was great to see the live-action version of the cartoon! The story is pretty good, although it is obviously directed toward it's child audience, but I still loved it.I can't talk about this movie without talking about the special effects! They were incredible!!! Dino looked absolutely spectacular! As did the other dinosaurs and beasts in the film. I really liked the sets and the wardrobe as well. You can tell that a lot of <more>
work went into this film and a great deal of thought.The cast was nearly perfect! John Goodman was just fantastic as Fred Flintstone and was perfect for the part! Rick Moranis wouldn't have been my first choice for Barney Rubble, but he did a superb job! I've always liked Rick Moranis, this guy needs to do more films! Elizabeth Perkins was excellent as Wilma Flintstone, and is quite the looker in the film. The only complaint I have is Rosie O'Donnell, I'm sorry, but something about her just rubs me the wrong way. I've never really liked her acting very much, and I don't think she really fit the role of Betty Rubble. I would have preferred to see someone else in the role. Kyle MacLachlan was a very good villain and Halle Berry was PERFECT! Elizabeth Taylor was a nice touch as well, I wouldn't have expected to see her in the film, but she did a very good job.If you like the cartoon, then you should definitely give this a shot. The comedy was very similar to the television show, so I don't think you'll be disappointed. Anyhow, I really enjoyed the film and I hope that you will too. Thanks for reading,-Chris
The animated show comes to life with John Goodman in the lead role (by Wuchakk)
While critics love to bash this live-action cinematic version of "The Flintstones" and the rating here at IMDb is surprisingly low, the movie was a huge hit in 1994 and fittingly so because this is a great movie for what it is. Speaking of which, this explains why "The Flintstones" is such easy prey to incessant panning – it's a movie based on a cartoon. So freaking what? The question is, does it work for what it is and the answer is a resounding "yes"! Movies should be critiqued and graded according to what they are and aspire to achieve. For instance, <more>
"Godzilla" is a colossal-creature movie and should be reviewed on that level. Compared to the original "Apocalypse Now" it's dreck, but how does it stack-up to other gigantic-monster movies? It's the same thing with "The Flintstones." Roger Ebert criticized the film on the grounds that "the story is confusing, not very funny, and kind of odd, given the target audience of younger children and their families. Do kids really care much about office politics, embezzlement, marital problems, difficulties with adoption, aptitude exams and mothers-in-law?" For one thing, the film IS funny if you're familiar with The Flintstones and, more so, if you're a fan, which I am. I've seen the movie four times now and, without exception, laughed from beginning to end. Now the laughs may be more giggling at silly humor than uproarious laughter, but laughing nonetheless. As for the criticism that the story's confusing and misses the supposed target audience because of adult-oriented elements, this just shows that the "target audience" wasn't just kids. "The Flintstones" is for kids AND adults equally, which was true of the original cartoon as well, but more so with the movie, and I'm glad. The live-action version of "Dudley Do-Right" 1999 made the mistake of aiming solely for kids – real little kids -- and it seriously bombed and justifiably so because it's a complete dud. It's impossible to watch that movie as an adult and stay interested. "The Flintstones" doesn't make this mistake and that's why it was such a hit and remains thoroughly entertaining to this day.The cast is great, even Rosie O'Donnell as Betty who I didn't think would work , but John Goodman as Fred is so good it's like the cartoon come to life! Furthermore, the sets and F/X are top-of-the line and surprisingly hold up to this day. In addition, the story has warmth and offers realistic and worthy themes. Take, for instance, Fred and Barney's bond. They're best friends and their personalities balance each other out. You'll see this in real life. My best friend, for example, is similar in some ways to Barney while I more fit the Fred role.The bottom line is that "The Flintstones" is entertaining from beginning to end for all the reasons noted above and it wisely doesn't overstay its welcome at 91 minutes.The film was shot at Vasquez Rocks, Santa Clarita and Sun Valley, California, and Snow Canyon State Park, Utah.GRADE: A
GREAT PURE 90'S MAGICAL INNOCENT FUN. (by lukem-52760)
I grew up in the 90's & it was a great time & so much better than today 2019,it seemed such a fun,innocent & happier time & a great time for feelgood family films such as Casper 1995 ,SpaceJam 1997 ,Jumanji 1995 ,Flubber 1998 ,Small Soldiers 1998 ,ConeHeads 1993 & many many more that came out during that Awesome time. The Flintstones was a huge summertime blockbuster that's full of fun & Happy times mixed into a colourful live-action version of the classic cartoon.I loved this movie when it came i still do & i remember so much merchandise & <more>
promotion for this,it was everywhere. I had action figures & fridge magnets & cups & all sorts from the movie!!! The Flintstones was huge in 1994!!! Legendary Steven Spielberg was producer so you knew the effort & budget that went into this project was huge along with the nice Spielberg feel of family & sense of wonder.John Goodman was PERFECT as Fred Flintstone,he gave a fully fun & often touching performance & is a joy to watch. He really brought the character to life but kept the silly funny feel of fred. Legendary comic great Rick Moranis was also perfect as freds best buddy Barney Rubble & also plays his role with fun & Heart. The whole cast is great & seemed to all be having so much fun!!! Rosie O'Donnell was good fun as Betty Rubble & Elizabeth Perkins is great as Wilma Flintstone.The music is lovely & full of Nostalgia, the production design & sets are absolutely beautiful,they created such a stunningly beautiful world for the Flintstones & it's gorgeous!!!The Flintstones is harmless,Happy & feelgood fun for the whole family & is a great film from my childhood growing up so i hold a special little spot in my heart for this lovely little comedy.
A sweet family movie that can be enjoyed by all ages!
A Great Cartoon and surely A Cool Movie!!! (by Don Juan-3)
If you've seen the cartoon...........If you were raised up on watching it daily..........If YOU LOVED IT.... Then you must surely see this cool movie, It brings back all childhood memories of The Flint Stones Cartoon.John Goodman is one of the funniest men on earth. :0 He fits the Fred Flintstone character perfectly.That's all folks.
A well made family film (by stenholmgabriel)
This is a well made product. The sets , costumes and props are good. The plot is nothing special but it's not bad. It's is not surprising that Steven Spielberg was involved the making of this film since the man is known for quality.The Actingis good the four stand outs being John Goodman as Fred who fits perfectly ,Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma who IS the character from the carton , Harvey Korman as the bird who has some really fun lines and Elizabeth Taylor of all people as Wilma's mother She is one of the highlights of movie. she is hilarious in every scene. This was sadly her last <more>
theatrically released film. on a side note the role of Fred's mother in law was originated by legendary voice actress Verna Felton she played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella and had many roles in other Disney films until her death in 1966 her last film was The Jungle Book. The other actors are good but nothing remarkable.This is a good family film that everyone should show their children.