Looney Tunes – Back In Action

Fast-paced, fun, and lightweight. Which is just what a Looney Tunes film should be, I think. The combination of live action and animation is well done. Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman are good human foils for the antics of Daffy and Bugs, and the film is stuffed to the gills with numerous amusing cameos. Seeing Timothy Dalton as a superspy whose cover is that of an actor playing a superspy was particularly good: we need to see more of him again. Steve Martin as the evil chairman of the ACME corporation struck the only sour note. He tries to out-cartoon the toons with a caricatured performance, and it just doesn’t work. If they wanted a cartoon villain, why not do a cartoon villain?