Monkeybone 2001

If It Yells, If It Swings, It's Got To Be Monkeybone!

5.1 / 10   219 vote(s)
Adventure Fantasy Animation Action Comedy Science Fiction

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever!

Release Date 2001-02-23
Runtime 1h 33m
Directors Andrew Dunn, Henry Selick
Producers Sam Hamm, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, Paula DuPré Pesmen, Lata Ryan, Michael Barnathan, Henry Selick
Writers Sam Hamm, Mike Cachuela

Good movie, might watch again, but hard to recommend.

This is a weird movie. Not only do you get a stop motion like imaginary monkey as a character, you get Brendan Fraser acting like he thinks it acts, an other-world for the dead and imaginary alike as well as Whoopie Goldberg as Death. Oh, and Dave Foley naked.

The story itself, an imaginary character taking over its creator's body for some nefarious purpose, is actually really good. The execution just isn't fantastic the entire time, particularly the 3rd act. When a movie starts good and ends weak, it leaves you with a poor memory of it.

Ultimately, it was an enjoyable, but it could have been a lot better, and there are plenty of better movies to watch.