I'd open this review by asking why we need a remake of a 30-year-old Dudley Moore movie starring literally anyone -- let alone starring the relentlessly annoying Russell Brand -- but I think that we all agree, without question, that we do not need this movie. But nevertheless, it exists, and it's Friday, so we must address just how bone-crushingly boring, pointless, stupid and wasteful of a perfectly good supporting cast talent it is.
Hop was the top movie at the box office this weekend, and given the scores of people (mostly under the age of 10) packed into the theater where I saw it, that shouldn't have been much of a surprise. Having seen the horrifying the commercials are (the bunny poops jelly beans and Kaley Cuoco eats them), I went into this film with a sense of dread. But while I was expecting the worst, and it indeed did not really tread a lot of new ground or push the limits of animation, it was more tolerable than, say, Alvin and the Chipmunks with more than a few pleasant surprises tucked in for the grown ups who had to sit through it with their kids.