Roger Rabbit is not just for kids, ya know.
I remember when this movie came out and everyone was amazed at the combination of animation with live actors. Watching it back then, I was distracted by the hype. This time I could enjoy the movie without the sensationalism over-shadowing the film itself.
Bob Hoskins plays a down-and-out private eye looking to scrape up some cash to pay off his bar debt, before the owner, his girlfriends boss comes back to find out she has been covering for him. Taking the job to protect a 'toon' is something he would rather not do - but you gotta make a living, ya know?
Roger Rabbit is a bit whiny, and tries a little too hard on the old Bugs Bunny lines, but otherwise plays a love sick pampered star looking to hang onto the love of his life: Jessica Rabbit, who is a voluptuous bosomy red-head.
Some of the lines are re-hashed from Warner Brothers old cartoons, and you even get cameos from many of your old Saturday morning favorites, but mixed with all the cartoons is a good story about an old-time detective trying to revive his love for life and his girlfriend by saving someone else’s life: Roger Rabbit.
Christopher Lloyd plays a wicked and visionary villain who is foiled at the end, much to the delight of all the ‘Toons’ who are now able to continue living in Toon Town.
If you haven’t seen Roger Rabbit then you are in for an enjoyable journey, if you have seen it, but if it’s been a while – give it another whirl. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, again.Read full review