The Flintstones And WWE: Stone Age Smackdown Movie Review

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The Flintstones And WWE: Stone Age Smackdown Movie Review

When I was young, I used to watch The Flintstones. There was also a time, when I was a bit older, that I would watch wrestling with my brothers. So when I heard about The Flintstones And WWE: Stone Age Smackdown DVD, I was really excited to watch it. It’s actually the first new Flintstones movie in over a dozen years, so it’s possible that there’s a whole generation of kids who have never seen a new Flintstones cartoon (then again, I honestly have no idea if I actually ever saw a new Flintstones cartoon or if they were just reruns, now that I think about it).

The plot is pretty simple: Fred (voiced by Jeff Bergman) has promised Wilma (Tress MacNeille) a family vacation. But when he shows up to work late and makes a mess of the quarry where he works, Mr. Slate (John O’Hurley) smashes up his paycheck. Fred needs to make the money back somehow. Despite being stressed over work that day, he’s dragged to a fund raising event with Barney (Kevin Michael Richardson) and Betty Rubble (Grey Griffin). It’s there that Barney ends up wrestling … and the donations pour in.

So Fred has a great idea. He will charge for a wrestling match and make his vacation money. It works, but then he gets hungrier. Fred spends the vacation money on a crazy outfit for the next match … but Barney doesn’t want to be involved. That’s a total letdown for the crowd because Barney is pretty popular. The other wrestlers are kinda hesitant too because they’re all friends so they don’t want to fight.

The wrestlers — John Cenastone (John Cena), CM Punkrock (CM Punk), The Undertaker, etc. — convince Fred that friendship is more important. But, before he can really remorse or think about his shenanigans  and how it’s really effecting his relationships, Barney appears to wrestle and save the day (that’s what friends do, right?). And when Wilma and Betty find out about all this, they show up to strongarm two ringside women. I actually thought they would wrestle and there would be some mention of the start of the Divas, but words worked instead.

If you follow wrestling, you’ll be interested to see Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio). Rey Mysterio actually left WWE in February and this movie came out in March, so that implies this has been in production for a while. If you don’t follow wrestling, you’ll still recognize Vince McMahon who voices Mr. McMagma and ends up inheriting the wrestling business after Fred wants out.

Overall, the movie was okay. I laughed at one joke at the end, but nothing else really made me chuckle. If you’re looking for something to solve cabin fever, this will buy you about an hour. But I can’t see it as something your kid wants to watch over and over. It was just a little less entertaining than I remember The Flintstones and WWE being. But with so many cartoons and shows for kids getting so violent, it’s nice seeing one like this that isn’t. The biggest complaint I’ve been hearing, though, is that the voices don’t match what you’re expecting to hear. That’s something that I noticed too, but it didn’t pull me out of the movie (except Mr. Slate. John O’Hurley voice is just so familiar, it’s hard to take that familiarity out of it).

You can purchase The Flintstones And WWE: Stone Age Smackdown DVD on Amazon.

  1. Shannon

    March 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I like Pebbles.

  2. Adrienne gordon

    March 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I like Betty

  3. Ann Fantom

    March 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Barney is my favorite Flintstones character

  4. Leigh Anne Borders

    March 21, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I was always a big fan of Pebbles! Even had checks made with her on them;)

  5. angie

    March 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

    My favorite character is Betty.

  6. Kathleen

    March 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    My favorite character is Fred.

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  7. Deborah Wellenstein

    March 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    My favorite Flintstones character is Wilma Flintstone.

  8. Shirley

    March 21, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    My favorite character from The Flintstones is Betty.

  9. Donna L

    March 21, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    My favorite is Wilma.

  10. xty cruz

    March 21, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    My favorite character would be Fred

  11. Cody Endres

    March 22, 2015 at 3:16 am

    My favorite character from The Flintstones is Barney.

  12. Mary Cloud

    March 23, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I always loved Dino

  13. Paula Hafner

    March 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    My favorite character has always been Bam Bam. I like Pebbles, too.

  14. Lisa V.

    March 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I remember I used to like the martian.

  15. Sarah Hall

    March 25, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I always loved Wilma as she had to put up with Fred’s big mouth. She was a saint.

  16. Theresa Smith

    March 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    My favorite character is Pebbles. She is so cute!

  17. Erica B.

    March 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I liked Barney.

  18. Tracy Heyer

    March 25, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Pebbles

  19. Ed

    March 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I adore The Great Gazoo!

  20. Stephanie Larison

    March 26, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Pebbles was always my fave!

  21. Angela Winesburg

    March 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Dino is my fav

  22. Tina Reynolds

    March 26, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I love pebbles and Fred

  23. Leah Shumack

    March 27, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Bam Bam has always been my favorite!

  24. blyskalp

    March 27, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Great keep up the good work.

  25. Kathy Pease

    March 27, 2015 at 9:44 am

    My favorite character is Barney Rubble :)

  26. Denise S

    March 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

    My favorite is Barney Rubble.

  27. Annmarie W.

    March 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I was always a Betty Rubble fan! She was always fun, but also the voice of reason.

  28. krystal wethington

    March 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I always liked Fred.

  29. Melissa Shirley

    March 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I love Fred Flintstone!!!

  30. Marilyn Nawara

    March 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Fred is my favorite

  31. Susan Smith

    March 27, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Barney is my favorite Flintstones character

  32. Jennifer Herman

    March 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    My favorite is Barney!

  33. John Herman

    March 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I like Barney – he is funny!

  34. Buddy Garrett

    March 27, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Peebles is my favorite character from The Flintstones.

  35. James Coyne

    March 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Barney is my favorite character

  36. Jerry Marquardt

    March 27, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I have always liked Barney Rubble the best of all.

  37. Shea Balentine

    March 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Dino is my favorite!

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