151 Proof Hangover: The Flintstones Review

[After creating and then testing the drinking rules, Swan and Penguin recap their adventures with the movie. Offering their thoughts on the quality of the film itself, as well as how the drinking rules held up, and if worth using.]

As we’ve noted on the site before, we are in the middle of Janna-Barberury here on the site. This review concludes our unofficial “Flintstones” week which included watching the original live-action movie, posting intros to the various shows on the site and various quotes on our social media channel. Now we bring you the 151 Proof Hangover review of the original film. How did it fare?

Let’s find out!

Movie – 3

Swan – 3

This movie rocks! Not actually but I just wanted to start this off with a rock pun.

I do want to say that two things make The Flintstones a must see film, the first being Halle Berry. I do not think I have ever seen her more attractive in a film before. Kyle Maclachlan’s villain is this would be the second. He is the definition of an over the top, cartoony movie villain, hell, he explains his plan to the audience the very first time we see him. Aside from those two things this film was very unoffensive.

The two leads John Goodman and Rick Moranis do a fine job. The sets are good. The jokes are….well…..they’re there. I just found that nothing else in this movie really stood out to me. May be different for you but I suggest watching it yourself to find out.

Penguin – 3
I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It embraces its cartoon roots, and never really attempts to take itself too seriously. The actors seem to be having fun throughout the film and we got some great moments.

On the downside, I found the plot a bit all over the place until the end. You had the subplot with The Rubbles getting Bamm-Bamm and trying to get him to acknowledge them as his parents. There’s the random subplot with Wilma’s mother. And of course, the subplot of the Rubbles vs Flintstones. It just seems like a way to extend the conflict in the film.

Granted, I doubt many people are going to watch or even enjoy this film for its intricate plot details. Instead watch it for the fun portrayal of these characters, a deliciously smoking Halle Berry and fun throwbacks to the animated series.

Drinking – 4

Swan – 4

Our drink counts may be slightly different on this but that is only because I kicked off the New Year with a Four Loko and wine. Because I am classy.

This movie was a good drinking film though. Dinosaur slavery was everywhere to be seen. The theme song was used in excess, which is not a bad thing. Betty and Barney laughed a punch. The puns in this movie were a bit rocky but they worked. Surprisingly the rule that had us drinking the least was our Yabba-Dabba-Doo! rule.
Penguin – 4

This film made great use of our rules. Though it seems to die down during the climax big thing. I was surprised by the constant use of both the original and more iconic theme throughout the film. They were able to work both into the film’s score motif often without it coming off as cheap or overbearing. 

We had to call an audible during the film, and changed our rock pun rule to be both spoken and written puns because this movie really does love its visual rock puns. Sadly, Yabba-Dabba Doo wasn’t used a ton throughout the film and wasn’t sure what to replace it with. The rest of the rules were well-rounded and decently balanced. Worth drinking to!

There you have it. Our review of The Flintstones movie, an enjoyable film made even better with our drinking game!

 

 

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