Thursday, March 12, 2015

The weirdest thing I'll review all week: The Flintstones & WWE StoneAge SmackDown

I get the strangest assignments over at AIPT, I swear.

Today it's a review of The Flintstones & WWE: StoneAge SmackDown.

Fred and Barney tagteam against CM Punk and Mark Henry.  The only wrestler I recognized was the Undertaker and I thought he'd be dead by now.  The film is definitely bizarre, inexplicable and I don't know who out there was clamoring for the thing.  But it's actually kind of entertaining, too.


Anonymous said...

LOL, I actually just watched this movie with my younger siblings.

Barney's voice was HORRIBLE. Like everytime he spoke I cringed. I have no idea why they went with this voice. Barney's voice in the Fruity Pebbles commercials was great and they should have used that one. Good god was Barney awful.

In the 90's Cartoon Network would rerun The Flintstones all the time so I used to watch it every day. And man hearing Barney sound like this is appalling. What were they thinking?

This was easily Kevin Richardsons worst performance in anything I've ever heard him in.

Anonymous said...

The Undertaker still wrestles? I remember him being around in the 90's when I was a kid. WTF?

Sam said...

Wrestling geek here!

I was sorta surprised when I heard about a WWE/Flintstones crossover. It probably just reinforces the idea that WWE really doesn't have their finger on the pulse of modern pop culture when they synergize with a franchise that's largely been dormant for almost 15 years. They had a Scooby Doo crossover too, but at least that series is getting new cartoons/movies all the time.

Most interesting thing about the movie is that it heavily features CM Punk, who left WWE about a year ago on bad terms and appeared on a podcast last fall where he majorly disparaged his former employer. As petty as WWE can be, I'm surprised they didn't send this movie back to be reworked sans Punk.

RE: The Undertaker. He's nearly 50 but looks 70. He really only wrestles once a year now at Wrestlemania. At least a few times, he's managed to steal the show in the process(seriously, check out his two matches against Shawn Michaels). His famous WrestleMania streak was broken last year by Brock Freakin' Lesnar. He's fighting "mysterious hillbilly cult leader" Bray Wyatt at this year's Mania in what is likely to be a passing the torch moment. Undertaker probably will be(or at least SHOULD be) done at that point.