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Domesticated bear Boog gets deposited at the top of the mountain after meeting unwanted deer friend Elliot but as he tries to get back home he comes down into the hunting grounds and it’s open season.
Opening with a production company logo that literally falls flat and moving quickly on to a bear voiced by a just-woken-up, unrecognisable (and possibly wasted) Martin Lawrence before introducing the common demoninator of just about all non-Pixar CG animated movies, the intensely charmless, selfish sidekick (Ashton Kutcher, who appears to have wandered in from Madagascar), Open Season near instantly wears out it’s welcome. Typically, for this genre of children’s film, it teaches them that getting found out or caught in a lie is the worse thing that can happen and that selfishness (aka follow your heart; Elliot is only concerned with making Boog his friend; Boog is only concerned with getting home) is the way to live your life. Oh, and destruction and violence is the answer to everything. And that hurling rabbits at each other is fun. This is entirely devoid of charm and merit and a hateful lie of a movie.
This movie contains mild bad language and unpleasant scenes.
Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.