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‘Looney’ wastes its comic potential

Matt Bellner of Burbank is a music librarian and actor.

If you’re older than 6, there is no logical reason to see “Looney

Tunes: Back in Action,” unless you have the mental capacity of a

6-year-old. If that’s the case, you’ll love this film.


“Looney Tunes” is nothing more than a “Roger Rabbit” rip-off where

cartoon characters interact with actors. The problem here is that

there is no story. The plot revolves around Steve Martin’s character

trying to turn the entire world into monkeys. I’m not making this


stuff up.

As a fan of the Looney Tunes characters, I was anxious to see this

film but the gags and jokes fell short and the pounding soundtrack

wore me out.

If you have children, please wait until this movie comes out on

DVD. Put it in for the kids, step outside, have a smoke and return a

few phone calls. The film only lasts 90 minutes, the perfect length

for a break.


My friend Chad saw ‘Looney Tunes’ with me and he summed it up best

when he said, “that was the worst movie I’ve ever seen in a theater.”

Chad’s opinion doesn’t count because he slept through the last 30

minutes of the movie. Once again, I’m not making this stuff up.

* ‘“Looney Tunes: Back in Action” is rated PG for some mild

language and innuendo.