In this live-action prequel to The Flintstones (1994), the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson).
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.
The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred (Mark Addy) hoping to court the lovely Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston). Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson), who is the playboy born in Baysville, but who has made it in the cutthroat town of Rock Vegas. Will Fred win Wilma's love?Written by
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The combination to Fred's bowling locker, which he has written on the palm of his hand, is VI X III. These are Roman numerals 6, 10, and 3. See more »
During the movie it is stated that Fred and Barney are the only one who can see Gazoo. However at the end Dino is licking Gazoo and he says to him that "it will never work out", which made Dino sad. That means that Dino was able to see Gazoo as well. See more »
After the credits, the standard "When in Hollywood Visit Universal Studios" card is replaced with the prehistoric equivalent "When in Hollyrock visit Univershell Studios". See more »
TV airings add the following scenes:
-Betty dumping her boyfriend at the burger joint, after seeing he's cheating on her
-A few lines of additional dialogue between Fred and Betty as they race to the roller coaster
-A scene where Fred and William are eating out and Barney asks if they've seen Betty before she runs into McJagger
-Barney confronts Fred about Betty as he gambles at the slots
-An extended scene where Chip talks about Fred's unpaid credit and Fred proposes to pay him off with his paychecks
-Longer version of Willma's mother trying to convince her to marry Chip while his dad goes off to "assemble the troops"
-The goons meet up with Chip as the security mentions of Fred and Barney's escape
-Barney and Willima rekindling after knocking McJagger out See more »
Mark Addy's Fred Flintstone is better than John Goodman's.
I was surprised by this movie.
I hated the original, I suppose because none of the cast of the original (except Elizabeth Perkins) resembled the Cartoon cast.
I'll probably get stoned alive for saying this, but I didn't like John Goodman's Fred Flintstone. I think he played him awkwardly as though, he didn't really want to be in the movie.
But Mark Addy was a lot lot better. OK, he didn't have the voice down to a tee, but he resembles Fred, when made up, a whole lot more than Mr. Goodman.
I just wish they would have asked Elizabeth Perkins to re-create her role as Wilma. She did a great job in the original, and resembled and sounded like the cartoon character, where Kristen Johnston, didn't quite do it for me in the role. She looked far too mature to be playing Wilma, and didn't have the voice either.
But full marks to Stephen Baldwin and Jane Krakowski as Barney and Betty. They were also a lot better than Rick Moranis and Rosie O'Donnell from the original film. Mostly because, again, they sounded like the cartoon characters and Krakowski resembled Betty. (Baldwin in no way looked like Barney though - oh, well, can't be perfect, but he makes up for it with the voice and laugh).
Joan Collins is also hilarious in the film, as the Filthy Rich Mother of Wilma, and again, does a better job that Elizabeth Taylor from the original.
Also watch out for Alan Cumming. He almost steals the film with his "Mike Jagged" from the Stones, while also playing an alien in a dual role.
With great creatures (Jim Henson workshop), good gadgets and an all-round enjoyable film, I give this an 8 out of 10.
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