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||Voices of: Kevin James, Courteney
Cox, Danny Glover, Andie MacDowell, Wanda Sykes
||Keep the younger
ones away, or be prepared for some nightmares.
||Only if you're
going to the movie with your kids.
are a lot of boobs hanging out, but nah.
||The coyote scenes
are a little rough for the little ones.
||There's some car
chasing going on.
||A couple of funny
||The cows being
chased by the police, ala "Cops."
||Nothing stood out.
First off, let me get this out of the way. I know cows
are female, yet in the movie "Barnyard" cows are portrayed
as both male and female. For those of you complaining about
this, get over it. Itís a movie, all of the animals talk and
party, and maybe the easiest thing for you to do, if you
canít get past the fact of male cows with udders, just
consider them man-boobs. Fine, letís get to the storyÖ
A Movie Review
As life has it in this cartoon world of "Barnyard," farm
animals can walk on two legs and talk to each other, but the
underlying rule is that they only do it when us humans
arenít watching. For this movie, Ben (voiced by Sam Elliott)
is the leader of the animals on the farm, and also their
chief protector from the big, bad, coyotes. Heís got a son,
Otis (Kevin James), who pretty much just likes to goof off
and have fun. Ben is constantly trying to get Otis to take
life a little more serious, to grow up as it would be, and
maybe take over someday as the leader of the animals, but
Otis wants nothing of it, he just wants to party. But
wouldnít you know it, in a cartoon story that isnít that
surprising, there is tragedy at the farm, with Ben biting
the bullet, or rather the coyotes biting Ben, and the rest
of the movie being about Otis overcoming his grief, stepping
up to the plate, and making Dad proud. And wouldnít you also
know it, Otis does just that, although it does take him a
little while to get it all figured out.
In the meantime we are treated to Otis falling in love
with the new cow on the farm, Daisy (Courteney Cox), find
out that cows know how to not only drive cars, but also how
to hot-wire them, that the animals can put together a decent
band, that little boys shouldnít go cow-tipping around this
farm, and although the animals arenít really sure what a
vegan is, they are sure grateful that there farmer is one.
I have to say that I did enjoy the story of the movie,
even if it pretty much is a retelling of the "son must learn
to grow-up" story. I also have to say that as cute as the
movie was at times, it didnít do that much for my
entertainment value, and the little girl in back of me
didnít seem to find it very entertaining either judged by
her fidgety-ness and kicking my seat throughout the film. I
guess the only reason I can point my finger at why I wasnít
entertained was simply because once the joke was done, about
acting like animals in front of humans and acting like
humans when the humans are gone, the jokes arenít really
Benís dying seemed to be a little rough for some of the
younger kids, and the coyotes also seemed pretty scary for
them as well, so even though this is geared towards the
kids, keep in mind it is PG and the little ones might have
some coyote nightmares for a few days. But all in all, I
guess Iím sort of split on this movie, so Iíll just wrap it
up with 2 Ĺ stars out of 5. The movie does have some fun
moments, but other than those, I just left the theater going
"That was okay, I guess."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!