From the makers of the blockbuster
Despicable Me comes a new comedy that blends state-of-the-art CG
animation with live action: Hop. The follow up to Universal Pictures
and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide hit tells the story of E.B.
(voiced by RUSSELL BRAND of Despicable Me and Get Him to the Greek), the
teenage son of the Easter Bunny.
Off the coast of South
America, on the island of Rapa Nui fondly known as Easter Island, under
the giant stone heads resides the most magnificent candy factory. Three
hundred and sixty five days a year, the Easter Bunny reigns over a team
of bunnies and chicks who prepare the candy-filled baskets that are
delivered to children around the world on Easter morning.
On the eve of being
ordained as his father’s successor, E.B. takes off for Hollywood in
pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. Once there, he encounters
Fred (JAMES MARSDEN of X-Men, Enchanted), recently fired and determined
to pull his life together. After being lovingly kicked out of his
parents’ home, he accidentally runs into E.B. Feigning injury and
shocking Fred with his ability to talk, E.B. manipulates Fred into
providing him shelter.
Back on Easter Island,
the Easter Bunny’s second in command, an oversized chick named Carlos,
seizes E.B.’s disappearance as an opportunity to plot a coup.
Ultimately, Fred and E.B. are Easter’s only hope and they find
themselves returning to Easter Island, locked in an epic battle to save
the beloved holiday.
Marsden and Brand are
joined by an all-star comedic cast that includes KALEY CUOCO (The Big
Bang Theory), HUGH LAURIE (House, M.D.), HANK AZARIA (The Simpsons),
GARY COLE (Talladega Nights), ELIZABETH PERKINS (Weeds) and CHELSEA
HANDLER (Chelsea Lately).
The film is helmed by TIM HILL,
director of the blockbuster Alvin and the Chipmunks, and produced by
CHRIS MELEDANDRI (Despicable Me, Ice Age, Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown,
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!), founder of Illumination Entertainment,
and MICHELE IMPERATO STABILE (Alvin and the Chipmunks). Hop is from a
story by CINCO PAUL & KEN DAURIO (Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears
a Who!) and a screenplay by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and BRIAN LYNCH
(upcoming Puss in Boots).
One of Totz2teens
lucky members was very pleased to be offered the chance to attend a
special screening of Hop! The latest amazing film to be offered
out to families.
trip to Leicester Square to see a preview screening of Hop was just
amazing. The activities in the foyer before the film were really good.
There were bunnies everywhere! We especially enjoyed the chocolate
ones! My daughter had a dose of Piriton and enjoyed her cuddles with
the real bunnies in the Bunny Burrow too.
Once we had had our fill of fun (and chocolate) we went
into the cinema to get ready for the film, it was a lovely touch to find
another bunny, a bag of popcorn and a bottle of water on each seat.
I was not sure what to expect, the film started with some
amazing scenic shots of Easter Island. I really am going to get there
one day! We then met E.B. the son of the Easter Bunny. E.B’s dad wants
him to take over duties as the Easter Bunny but like all teenagers E.B.
has different ideas, he wants to be a famous drummer. The film see’s
him arrive in Hollywood to seek his fortune. He meets up with Fred
O’hare who once looked out of the window and saw the Easter Bunny
delivering Easter baskets. Fred’s parents have just thrown him out to
go and make something of his life. Fred’s sister allows him to stay at
her bosses house that she is supposed to be house sitting, E.B. manages
to worm his way in. Fred takes E.B. for an audition with The Hoff for
Americas Got Talent, and The Hoff loves him. The Easter Bunny sends The
Pink Berets to find E.B. and bring him back – The Pink Berets were
another of my daughter’s favourite bits.
Not telling you any more, you really do need to see it
for yourself, if only to find out how the Easter Bunny travels around
the world or where all the Easter candy is made! It is a film for all
the family, my daughter is 12 and thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband and
I enjoyed it too. There was enough humour for the adults and enough
cuteness for everyone!
3 days later and my daughter is still singing “I want
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