Apart from two characters, this one's not worth bothering with
Although it was less than perfect, I enjoyed the first Open Season. The second was bland but had its moments. Apart from two characters, Roger who I've always liked and is quite fun here and Fifi mainly for Crispin Glover, Open Season 3 is a mess. The animation is mostly sub-par, the background art needed more fluidity and the character designs are blocky. The music has some jaunty moments but overall forgettable. The writing is poor, the jokes are neither clever or witty and the dialogue is a vast majority of the time unfunny. The story is thin, predictable and I think rushed too, and the characters apart from Fifi and Roger are no longer likable and cute. The voice acting is mostly lifeless, with the replacement for Billy Connolly's accent embarrassingly overdone. In conclusion, not recommended at all sadly. 2/10 Bethany Cox
Reviewed by gavin69425 / 10
Probably the Death of a Series
Boog plans a guy's trip, but all his friends back out for one reason or another. He goes alone and stumbles on to a circus and a beautiful female bear named Ursa. Switching places with a male bear named Doug, his friends in the forest soon become worried.
The reviews for this film are not stellar, and I think I can sum up why: the original voice cast is not involved in this picture, so the characters sound funny. The plot is thin, and the movie comes in under 90 minutes, letting you know that they didn't have a strong story (even including the dogs and cats seems forced because it is not related to the main story at all).
For me, I liked the film. I don't have a strong attachment to the original, so I wasn't as offended. And I think kids will like it. Sure, the voice for Boog was annoying... but then, I loved the dogs and cats, so it's a toss-up. I felt like this was going to be a launching pad for a TV series, because it has a "Madagascar" feel to it... but with its poor reception, that may not be likely.
If you have kids, let them check it out. They may be less cynical than adult viewers, and it's not all bad. I learned what a camelid is... that may be worth the price of renting the film. But then again, maybe not. My girlfriend watched it with me and fell asleep... what does that tell you?
Reviewed by SnoopyStyle3 / 10
Boog finds himself alone as everybody has other personal commitments. He goes into civilization and is tricked into joining a Russian traveling circus. His friends are tricked by the doppelganger.
I'm pretty sure that the animation is much cheaper than the original. It is every bit the straight to video video. Even the designs are uglier. The original's animation is not that good either but this is worst. Boog and his friends are separated for most of the movie which takes away its chemistry advantage. The new characters are not that appealing. This is a B-level sequel of a B-level franchise.