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:: Puzzole alla riscossa (Furry Vengeance)

Stop the press – the raccoon used in ‘Furry Vengeance’ is suing his agent for ever signing him for what is clearly one of the worst movies on 2010. The worst part is the poor raccoon was unable to read the script before filming, alarmingly the actors and director involved read the script and still agreed to do it… makes you wonder whether or not someone had nude pictures of them and held them to ransom… why else would they have signed on the dotted line for this dog.

For years Construction Manager Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) has put his boss’s needs before his families. When Neal Lyman (Ken Jeong) tells him to jump, Dan simply asks ‘how high’. So it is little surprise that when Lyman asks Dan to move his family into the middle of nowhere he does it without a thought. However neither his wife, Tammy (Brooke Shields) or son, Tyler (Matt Prokop) want to move here so they are put out straight away. Unfortunately for Dan he also puts out the animals in the area by threatening their homes and they have decided it is time to fight back.

Roger Kumble is a director whose career is in freefall. He burst onto the scene with a great effort at the helm of ‘Cruel Intentions’ and has continued to spiral down ever since… but this is certainly a low point… Kumble has finally fallen – splat - onto the ground. You have to wonder why he put his name to this film because it is awful. I understand that it is aimed at the family market, but I swear any kid I know would be asking to leave the cinema only a few minutes in because it simply isn’t funny in anybody’s language.

The acting skills of Brendan Fraser are also wasted on this film. Over the years we have seen great performances by Fraser in movies such as ‘Crash’ and ‘Inkheart’ yet he continues to ‘slum it’ in awful comedies that fail to hit their mark. Here Fraser tries hard to get the audience to laugh, but it is all in vain. Poor old Brooke Shields follows suite… she simply has nothing to offer those watching, however I do feel sorry for Matt Prokop who tries really hard in his role… despite the fact it is dangerously one dimensional.

‘Furry Vengeance’ has its heart in the right place but its important message about the environment is lost in a wave of unfunny humor and dreadful script-writing. I fail to see how anyone could ever find this movie funny and my only advice is to stay away… stay far, far away.