Warner Brothers was at it again, and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", was an enjoyable, funny, and entertaining movie, though its biggest flaw is rate, as many have said, and this fault from the producers only resulted in repeated contraversie.
Produced and premiered four years after the PG-13 rating was introduced, this film was simply poorly judged, and is inevitably not something good to show to your kids, despite its plotline, and live-action, mingled with cartoons visuals. A whole series of adult events happen within the first twenty minutes, that kids shouldn't be aware of in their first twelve years. Example are unneeded; other reviews and arguments speak for themselves.
It must also be known, that, because cartoons are looked up to, the interactions, and dialog may crush all but a child's optomism toward the toons. I'm sure is would be absolutely dissheartening for tots to see the respected Roger Rabbit drunk, Baby Hermin curse four times in ten minutes, and smoke a cigar, Jessica Rabbit get closed on her...features, if you will, and God's name being used in vain repeadedly. Even the story progressin, for the concept, is genuinely complex, it's unlikely for children to be able to understand after a period of ten minutes.
However, there's a huge cast of geat, familiar characters that we would all be happy to see, everywhere from Disney, to MGM, with everyone from Betty Boop, to Woody Woodpecker, and they all enteract with each other perfectly. I promise this will be the only oppertunity where you'll get to see Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse in the same scene.
You also have the pleasure of seeing a toon get cruelly killed, a man get shot twice in the back, and drunken rages as the film progresses. Such aspects might actually change the view of younger fans'; likeness to their animated idols. Does anyone want see Jessica Rabbit have an orgasm by playing patty-cake? All children under the age of ten will have no idea of what that meant, in the movie.
From a different point of view, the movie is anything but unenjoyable for adults and mature teens, and honestly for younger pre-teens, if their parents actually give permission. It's genuinely comedic, which,let's be honest with ourselves, was hard to find in today's era, the characters are extremely dynamic, and the hefty plot is there to support them. An old-fashioned murder case, the detective mysery tale is surprisingly entertaining. Adults should not judge before they see.
Unfortunately, the animation crossovers with the l live-action was done with computers, and those among us who are interested in animation don't want to have to say that CGI ruins everything, but...it does. It's always badly done, bulky, missfitted, and shaken, with cartoon against live-action. We would think Roger Rabbit, and the other toons would look out of place, against reality; just like Garfeild, Scooby Doo, and Alvin and the Chipmunks, all looked out of place in their movies. This was literarly the first one I've seen that involves computer animation, that was done RIGHT. Humans and cartoons interact tons of times throughout the film, with contact both physically and visually, and everytime, the actors were amazing; the cartoons look well in their environment, and well-pasted. There was no doubt that Roger Rabbit and the rest were in complete charismatic interaction with the actors, which can only expand our imaginations. Best of all, everybody remains in character, and out of character, and it was great, all the same.
Even the minor characteristics of the plot were great; how ToonTown does exist; it rests against reality, and toons and humans are strictly only to remain in their territory for political reasons, and our main character, Ernie, or Eddie, or something, quit working with them for some reason I can't quite remember, but is forced to be Roger's attorney, after he is somehow framed after the apparent murder of Mr. Acme. So, people must wonder why adults, given all the previous, would bother glancing seriously at this film. Not. For. Kids.
Humorous, complex, fluent, well-done, and well-animted, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is an awesome, and entertaining movie for mature audiences, and its charm shows on every corner. Nothing is funnier than seeing Daffy and Donald Duck duke it out in a piano war.