One of the holidays where movies tend to disappoint me is Easter. Other than the Charlie Brown Easter special, nothing has ever really caught my attention.
Last year, a new Easter movie with updated jokes and a great beat was released. Hop became an instant favorite with my family. The story centers around EB Bunny, the future heir to the Easter Bunny mantle. Unfortunately for his dad, EB is more into rock and roll than chicks and chocolate bunnies. Eventually, EB leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star drummer. While on his quest, EB meets Fred (James Marsden), an unemployed slacker with no goals of his own. While on the run from the Easter Bunny, royal guards (a.k.a the Pink Berets), and EB and Fred help each other discover the importance of family through a series of encounters and mishaps.
As the movie ended, my son was up dancing to the end credits theme, “I’ve Got Candy.” I asked him later what his favorite part was, and in reply he said, “Watching the little bunny with his shirt off playing the drums.” My husband said he found the Knight Rider plug and Star Wars jokes entertaining. Personally, I got a kick out of watching the actor I have come to know as Cyclops run around with an animated bunny. Overall, I think I can safely say that Hop has earned its place on my family’s holiday movie shelf as our favorite Easter movie. I can also say I will never look at jelly beans the same way again.
Would you like a copy of Hop for your home? Well, today is your lucky day!
In the comments, tell us your funniest Easter memory for a chance to win a Hop holiday prize pack! We’ll announce the winners on Tuesday morning, April 3rd.
Two (2) winners will receive a Hop Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) and a copy of the Hop Nintendo DS Game.
Prize Pack valued $60 ea.
Giveaways open to US Mailing Addresses Only.
Giveaway courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Official Film Overview:
From the makers of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock n roll! He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family.
Now available on Blu-ray & DVD.
Nintendo DS Game Info
- Wacky Weapons. Battle through legions of chick workers and the highly trained Pink Berets with an arsenal of fantastical candy-themed weapons – including chocolate super soakers, gumball shooters and cotton candy cannons.
- 3D Movie Locations. Play through actual 3D locations from the film – from Hollywood all the way to Easter Island!
- Rockstar Mode. Help E.B. realize his dreams of becoming a famous rock ‘n’ roll drummer in Music Mode.
- Mini Games. Snatch moving bunny targets, go bowling for candy and embark on an epic Easter egg hunt!
A copy of this product was provided for review purposes.