Saturday, October 15, 2011

One Minute Movie Review: Zookeeper

Apparently, while we all were sleeping, Adam Sandler began producing his own films, and in great quantity, not quality, as well. For the most part, Sandler has produced more dogs than a Springer Spaniel in heat, but he may have scored one in the win column with this feature. Although, James has a terrible habit of overreaching and overdoing the slap stick bit, he is both endearing and genuinely funny in this flick, and, surprisingly, pulls of somewhat of the romantic lead role. His romantic interests, Dawson and Bibb, honestly never connect with the audience, they play their respective parts well, but they are predictable and mundane at best. Jeong is proving to be one of the most under used comedians of the time, even in a ridiculously small and goofy role as a horny Herpetologist, he adds some of his maniacal magic. It was fun figuring out who voiced what animal, and I will leave it to the viewer to choose Sandler's role. The plot is weak but fun. The comedic timing is on, but it's one of those films they could have done so much more with. Definitely Dr. Doolittle for the older set, perdictable, yes, corny, yes, but one of those few films that you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy.  3 out of 5 Kernels, it's fun for the family or a date night.

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