Furry Vengeance

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Furry Vengeance
Furry Vengeance.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Roger Kumble
Produced by Robert Simonds
Keith Goldberg
Written by Michael Carnes
Josh Gilbert
Starring Brendan Fraser
Brooke Shields
Matt Prokop
Ken Jeong
Angela Kinsey
Music by Edward Shearmur
Cinematography Peter Lyons Collister
Edited by Lawrence Jordan
Production
company
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Nordisk Film (Denmark)
Release dates
  • April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $35 million[1]
Box office $36,236,710[2]

Furry Vengeance is a 2010 American family comedy film directed by Roger Kumble, produced by Robert Simonds and Keith Goldberg, written by Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert, produced by Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Robert Simonds Productions and distributed by Summit Entertainment in the USA and Nordisk Film in Denmark. It stars Brendan Fraser, Matt Prokop, Ken Jeong, Angela Kinsey, Skyler Samuels, Ricky Garcia, Jim Norton, Patrice O'Neal, Toby Huss, Wallace Shawn, Gerry Bednob, Samantha Bee, Alice Drummond, Dick Van Dyke, Rob Riggle, Dee Bradley Baker and Brooke Shields. It was released on April 30, 2010.

Plot[edit]

In the wilderness of Oregon, a prairie dog screams after Riggs' (Rob Riggle) car passes by and throws a cigar at it. This causes an unnamed raccoon to signal a mink to release a boulder that pushes Riggs' car down a cliff. After that, the raccoon throws the cigar back to Riggs, who yells "you're a bad raccoon!". The raccoon then blows the car down the cliff.

Riggs quits Mr. Lyman's company, so a real estate developer from Chicago, Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser), is brought in as his replacement. He is given the task of turning the forest into a residential development by his boss Neal Lyman (Ken Jeong). This all transpires much to the objections of Dan's son, Tyler (Matt Prokop), who discovers that Rocky Springs is a forest reserve. He warns his father that "many have tried to conquer it but they all fail". His wife Tammy (Brooke Shields) is unhappy in Rocky Springs, she misses her life in Chicago. Unfortunately for Dan, the animals, who are led by the raccoon refuse to sit back and watch their forest be destroyed. They manage to turn the tables on him by disturbing his progress, interrupting his meetings, and humiliating him. So Dan signs orders to have a forest ranger capture and cage all the animals.

Meanwhile Tammy is forced to plan an "eco-friendly" fair with a senile teacher (Alice Drummond) at the high school which is sponsored by Lyman's company. Although the Sanders are ignorant to the fact that Lyman and his company are actually not eco-friendly. Instead Lyman plans to cut down the forest to build houses and a shopping mall "with a forest theme". Dan figuring this out decides to set the animals free. Once released the raccoon and his friends immediately wreak havoc on the eco-fair, causing the guests and entertainers to flee. Lyman accidentally tranquilizes Mr. Gupta, who attempts to break their deal. He flees into a "worm tunnel" with the animals in close pursuit. The animals began attacking him, as a bear drives a golf cart (pulling the tunnel) away into a bush.

Fast forward to three months later. We learn that the forest is reclaimed as a nature preserve. Dan is now working at the park as a ranger who fines anyone $1,000,000.00 for violating this ruling.

Cast[edit]

Animals[edit]

Production[edit]

Summit Entertainment and Participant Media were involved in the development of the film. It was filmed in and around Boston, Saugus, and Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA.

Steve Carell and Jeremy Piven were considered for the role eventually given to Brendan Fraser.

Music[edit]

Songs appearing in the film include:

Original music for Furry Vengeance was composed by Edward Shearmur.

Marketing[edit]

The trailer is available on the film's official website, Apple's Movie Trailers website and was attached to The Spy Next Door and Tooth Fairy.[3]

Reception[edit]

Furry Vengeance was near-universally panned by critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 8% of critics gave the film positive reviews based on 91 reviews with an average score of 2.5/10, with the consensus being: "A thin premise stretched far beyond serviceable length, Furry Vengeance subjects Brendan Fraser -- and the audience -- to 92 minutes of abuse."[4] It was the lowest rated film of 2010 until the release of The Last Airbender and Vampires Suck, which received a 6% and 4% rating, respectively. Another review aggretator, Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average based on reviews based on mainstream critics, calculated a "generally unfavorable" score of 23% based on 21 reviews.[5] The film was also criticized for its use of some stereotypes, notably Asian people and senior citizens.[6] The film debuted at #5 at the box office with an estimated $6.5 million during its opening weekend. At the end of its run, it came up with $32 million. However, it has earned at least $3 million with DVD sales, ultimately recouping the film's $35 million budget.[7]

International releases[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Ben (April 29, 2010). "Movie projector: 'Nightmare' to rule at home with $30 million while 'Iron Man 2' explodes to $100 million-plus overseas". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 30, 2010. Independent distributor Summit Entertainment is releasing the film, which it co-financed with Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi for about $35 million. 
  2. ^ "Furry Vengeance". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 
  3. ^ "Furry Vengeance". Apple. 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Furry Vengeance - Trailers - Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Furry Vengeance reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  6. ^ "» Cute Racoons? Think Again! Racial-Ethnic Stereotypes Abound in Furry Vengeance Intercultural Talk: Stereotypes in Advertising, Intercultural Communications, Multicultural Parenting". interculturaltalk.org. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "'Nightmare' Wakes Up in Top Spot". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 

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