Hop [Blu-Ray] Tim Hill

Hop [Blu-Ray] Tim Hill
In theory, the reason we paint eggs, buy chocolate bunnies and get a day off work once a year is that the dominant Judeo-Christian ideology believes that a carpenter, or the son of God, rose from the dead after being tortured on a cross by some seriously pissed off Romans. Presumably it has something to do with rabbits representing fertility and eggs signifying birth, or something, while the pastel aesthetic likely appeals to, and comforts, the Jesus crowd while they preach heteronormative performance. Hop actually expands upon this perplexing mythology with some astounding revelations. Primarily, they point out that Easter bunnies don't poop Cadbury eggs; rather, they poop jellybeans. More interestingly, this holiday movie about a potential Easter bunny running away from Easter Island to Hollywood, where he hopes to be a successful drummer, points out that the underground confection bunny lair operates like an ersatz aristocracy, with chickadees being the exploited working class. Now here's where things get a little muddled. Conceptually, the Christian faith, with its marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits, preaches the loving and helping of your fellow man (as long as they aren't different), but Hop actually vilifies the chickadees, or downtrodden, when they attempt to assert their worth and power. More deserving of recognition and assistance is a 30-something slacker (James Marsden) who lives with his parents and rejects responsibility. Why does he deserve it? Well, he hits the son of the Easter Bunny (Russell Brand) with a car and resultantly learns some valuable life lessons while messing up job interviews and evading the Pink Berets (bunny militia), which has been sent to retrieve the candy prince. In the end, what we learn from Hop is that Christians hate Marxists so we should extend our compassion and aid to privileged, lazy, white morons in the hopes that they'll breed and share the tradition of hiding eggs with their bobble-headed children. Included with the Blu-Ray are a number of very brief supplements about the animation, Russell Brand and some vile child named Cody Simpson. There are also Blu-Ray exclusives like the Pink Beret tracker, which pops up with geographical nods during the movie, as well as "Hop tweets," which ostensibly point out obvious plot points in grotesque Internet speak. There's also an all-new mini-movie that features dancing cartoon chicks. (Universal)