Furry Vengeance (2010) starring Brendan Fraser, Ricky Garcia, Eugene Cordero, Patrice O'Neal, Jim Norton, Brooke Shields, Matt Prokop, Ken Jeong directed by Roger Kumble Movie Review

Furry Vengeance (2010)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Brendan Fraser in Furry Vengeance (2010)

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I don't usually do this but some people need to grow up and realise that just because a movie features a star they like that the movie will be aimed at them. Take "Furry Vengeance" as it stars Brendan Fraser, an actor who over the years has appeared in a variety of movies for grown ups but this movie is made for children, I wouldn't even say familiar but children. As such to criticize the movie because of Brendan Fraser playing a dumb character and the jokes not amusing adults is completely wrong because the level of comedy is aimed at children and whilst basic it works. It is why I say that "Furry Vengeance" is very much a children's movie rather than family entertainment as there is little which will amuse any adult who watches it.

Story wise "Furry Vengeance" is simple as Brenda Fraser plays Dan Sanders a real estate developer who has moved his wife and son to a home in the Oregon woods where his boss expects him to over see the levelling of the natural habitat to build numerous homes and a mall. The trouble is that the wildlife have learned of the development and plan to make his life hell in order to stop it. It leads to Dan going on a vendetta against the wildlife as he is sure they are trying to kill him leading everyone else to think he is going crazy.

Brooke Shields in Furry Vengeance (2010)

Let me put "Furry Vengeance" in context, would you find it amusing to watch a series of skunks sneak into a car and the find the inevitable tomato bath pay off funny, as an adult it did nothing for me but then a child nearby was in fits. And that is the thing about "Furry Vengeance" is that the humour is at a child's level and for no one else and to be honest it works as children's entertainment. The whole thing of wild animals plotting to stop Dan and his development whilst Dan becomes increasingly crazed by the critters would have been the sort of thing which would have amused me as a child as would seeing Dan end up painfully straddling a roof when he slips.

The trouble is that if you are an adult who ends up watching this with children there is nothing which will amuse anyone over the age of 16. I wish that they have managed to throw a few more adult gags in there so that it wasn't such a slog for adults but then as I said it is a movie for children who will find watching Brendan Fraser running around in his wife's pink tracksuit with his gut hanging out funny.

What this all boils down to is that admittedly "Furry Vengeance" is not great entertainment but it aims to amuse children and that is exactly what it achieves. I just wish there had been more in it to amuse adults who find themselves forced to watch it with children.