Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Looney Tunes: Back in Action ★★★★½


If you ever wondered what a Joe Dante-directed live-action/animated Looney-Tunes extravaganza based around an oblivious studio system and corrupt big business was like, look no further. From gag to gag, set piece to set piece, Back in Action is utterly bonkers in its logic free plotting and the constant manipulation of busy frames. It doesn't give a fuck where it goes or what it wants to say. It's just happy to exist and be itself. The Lego Movie owes a lot more to it than you'd think. A particular sequence flying through the Louvre is sublime, sublime, sublime; showcasing Warner Bros icons melding in and out of surfaces and paintings. A cartoon expanded to the cinema screen with audacity and grace. I truly miss Brendan Fraser and I'm pretty sure Steve Martin used all his silliness for this one performance. Take off your nostalgia goggles, this is so much better than Space Jam.

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