The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown is return of an era!

In Movie, Review by Chris

Stone Age SmackdownYes! Yes ! Yes! Warner Bros. nails WWE and Flintstones spirit with return to Bedrock.

About a month ago I wrote a review of Tom & Jerry’s return to their cartoon antics. Despite a saturation of new characters, Warner Bros. turned in a shockingly outstanding set of animated shorts. From heavy pencils to subdued color tone, everything was as I remembered as a child.

Same goes for WB’s The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown, a brand new animated feature released this year. The look of the classic cartoons is lovingly recreated, almost as if it’s the top priority when making these films. But you add high definition Blu-ray to the mix, and the experience is next-level entertaining. The voice-work is also impressive, though some later-era Flintstones adopters will get thrown by the squeaky Barney. It’s an early Mel Blanc sound that will throw some viewers.

Mr. Hanna and Mr. Barbera would be fans of the reincarnation taking place.

Fred (Jeff Bergman) is late for work again! Not surprising, though doubly inconvenient since he planned to ask Mr. Slate for an early payday to help fund a much needed vacation. Fred loses his vacation money, thus leading him to hatch one crazy scheme after another to get it back. With the help of some of Bedrock’s more muscular residents, Fred invents sports entertainment.

Starring the voice-work of WWE’s recognizable Superstars, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown is a wild romp and dedication to Mr. McMagma’s Vince McMahon’s greatest achievement. Growing up I watched both WWF and The Flintstone’s, so to see them merged into one cohesive and hilarious unit is enough to get me emotional. But that feat is nearly impossible with the laughter created by a thoughtful script of puns and references to each property’s canon. Superstars John Cenastone and Marble Henry might use “tablets” and “shell phones”; it’s an absolutely brilliant conglomeration.

The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown is available to own today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy.

Parental Notes

This feature film is unrated, but does contain content that parent’s should be aware of. There are scenes of physical violence and a few mishaps with animals. It’s pretty much everything you remember about watching these cartoons as a child.