The Flintstones, Hanna-Barbera’s classic early 1960s animated comedy series, made its live-action debut in 1994 and it really hasn’t aged very well. In many ways, despite its charmingly retro production design and handsome recreations of many of the iconic visual motifs of the TV series, it feels even more antiquated and old-fashioned than the animated show which spawned it.
One of the main problems with The Flintstones movie is that, as a ninety-minute feature, it has to deliver a lot more than a typical twenty-odd minute TV episode where the plots (such as they were) were pretty flimsy and the comedy little better than broad and slapstick.
The movie Flintstones has to work a bit harder to entertain its audience for longer and in doing so it tends to stray from the naïve charm of the original and drift into areas that don’t really suit either the characters or the concept.
So, here we find Fred Flintstone (John Goodman, in fairness the only actor who could really make a decent…..READ MORE : THE FLINTSTONES